LONDON – The three-month average of global chip sales for September is set to be $26.5 billion, slightly up from $25.7 billion for August, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
This would represent a 27 percent rise year-on-year compared to a 33 percent annual rise seen for the August three-month average. Actual August sales should rise between 23 and 24% year-on-year, Diesen said.
"Cell phone and memory chips should rise in September due to the strong smartphone trend. PC chips will probably slip slightly, despite a pick-up in PC production. Car chips should rise slightly in September. TV-related chips, data storage and instrumentation could also be soft areas," said Diesen.
Diesen confirmed his prediction that 2010 global semiconductor sales would rise 27 percent compared with the previous year and that 2011 would return to a more conventional 8 percent growth.
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