LONDON – The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors was $25.19 billion for the month of February 2011, a decline of 1.1 percent from the prior month when averaged sales were $25.52 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Sales increased by 13.6 percent from $22.19 billion in February 2010.
The sales reflect a dip in both the averaged and actual sequential February sales.
The numbers predate the Japan earthquake and tsunami and Brian Toohey, president of the SIA, said his organization is monitoring the situation for potential impacts on the supply chain.
The above numbers are based on a three-month average of the actual sales in the nominal month and the two preceding months. The SIA and the European Semiconductor Industry Association use an average to smooth out the monthly data that would otherwise show troughs at the beginning of the quarters and peaks at the end of the quarters.
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