According to SIA, Semiconductor Industry Association worldwide sales of semiconductors grew to US$121 billion in the first half of 2007. This is an increase by 2.2% in a year time. Last year the whole industry sold US$118.4 billion in the first half of 2006.
The total unit shipments went up for about 7 percent but the total market segment growth in money was just over 2 percent. Gerge Scalise the president of SIA blames the “Continuing rapid price attrition in several important market segments”.
Sales of PC grew for more than 10percent in 2007 and the PC buyers are benefiting from the declining prices of microprocessors and memory that other results with rather attractive prices.
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