SIA Releases Semiconductor Technology Roadmap

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced the release of the 2013 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), a collaborative effort that assesses the technical challenges and opportunities for the semiconductor industry through 2028. The ITRS seeks to identify future technical obstacles and shortfalls, so the industry…

SIA: Chip Sales Hit Record $305B in 2013

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide semiconductor sales for 2013 reached $305.6 billion, the industry’s highest-ever annual total and an increase of 4.8 percent from the 2012 total of $291.6 billion. Global sales for the month of December 2013 reached $26.6 billion, marking the…

Semiconductor Sales Up in August

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.87 billion for the month of August 2013, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to August 2012, marking the industry’s largest year-over-year growth since March 2011. Sales in the Americas increased by 23.3 percent…

SIA Lauds Helium Supply Law

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today commended members of the U.S. Senate for approving bipartisan legislation to secure the supply of helium, a gas that is essential for semiconductor manufacturing and other types of advanced manufacturing, as well as scientific research. The Senate today passed the Senate…

SIA: Americas Chip Sales Surge

Finally, global chip sales seem to be picking up steam, according to according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).  Global semiconductor sales increased by 6 percent in the second quarter of the year to reach $74.65 billion – the largest quarter-over-quarter increase in three years, the SIA reports. Regionally,  sales in the Americas jumped 8.6…

Global Semiconductor Sales Surge

 The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.70 billion for the month of May 2013, an increase of 4.6 percent from the previous month when sales were $23.62 billion. This represents the largest sequential monthly increase in sales for the industry…