European semiconductor market marks the sixth consecutive monthly gain

Posted 3 October 2017

European semiconductor sales kept growing in August 2017, reaching US$ 3.222 billion, the
European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reported on 3 October based on the
latest WSTS data. These results mark the sixth consecutive monthly gain for the European
market and show an 18.8% increase compared the same month one year ago.

Source: ESIA

Combined sales from January to August grew sharply in Europe (+15.9%) compared to the
same period in 2016, while in August global semiconductor sales reached US$ 34.961 billion,
up 23.9% versus the same month in 2016. All growth figures represent a three-month rolling

Europe’s growth in August reflects increased demand for logic chips (up 2.5% from the previous month) memory devices (up 2.4%) sensors (up 0.6 %), as well as semiconductor devices specifically designed for automotive, communication, consumer and computer
applications. In August, exchange rate effects were more noticeable than in July comparing market growth in Euros and in Dollars. Measured in Euro, semiconductor sales were 2.802 billion Euros in
August 2017, down 1.5% compared to July, and an increase of 15.4% versus August 2016.

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