January chip sales up 47.2% from last year

By Matthew
Mar 1, 2010
  1. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide chip sales totaled $22.5 billion in January, up 0.3% from December's $22.4 billion. Sales have also risen 47.2% from $15.3 billion a year ago when they bottomed out as manufacturers responded to the global recession. The firm believes the sudden increase reflects "an improving business environment for the industry," fueled by demand for personal computers, cell phones, automobiles, and industrial applications.

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