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Chip sales soared in 2017

by on05 February 2018

It's a record

The market for semiconductors worldwide saw sales rise by 21.6 percent and worth $412 billion.

According to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA), using figures provided by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), sales in  2017 were up from a record $338.931 billion in 2016.

The growth was mainly from memory devices, sensors and actuators, analogue devices and logic devices.

Europe, too, performed well in 2017 with sales of $38.311 billion – up 17.1 percent from the year before.

Exchange rate fluctuations because of differences between the euro and the US dollar amounted to -2 percent.


Last modified on 06 February 2018
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