Also in March, the semiconductor market has continued to expand. The first quarter of this year has seen an increase of 11, 4% in the world for this fundamental electronic component. The greatest increase has occurred in the Americas with 15.1% on the corresponding period last year. The Asia-Pacific region recorded a growth of 12.9%, while Europe has had a + 8.0%. Only Japan is practically stable with an increase of 0.4%. Instead, the China-scored the usual increase in record-with a + 38.9%.