“Supply chain disruptions resulting from the floods in Thailand have impacted semiconductor sales in the near term,” said Brian Toohey, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). “However, OEM’s are expected to recover production losses over the course of the next few months ,” he added.
Worldwide sales of semiconductors were $25.1 billion for the month of November 2011, a decrease of 2.4 per cent from the prior month when sales were $25.7 billion, according to the SIA. November sales were additionally affected by the continuing European financial crisis which is having a broad impact on other economies and global demand.
On a year to date basis, worldwide semiconductor sales are 0.8 per cent higher compared to the same period last year. All monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving average.
Despite the near term supply chain and global economic challenges, the industry is still poised to close 2011 with growth and looks towards 2012 for further improvement.