European semiconductor sales increased by 10.9% in August

According to ESIA (European Semiconductor Industry Associations), semiconductor sales in Europe reached US$ 3.231 billion in August, a 10.9% increase over the same month in 2013. Looking at monthly growth rates, the logic market showed a relatively strong increase compared to other categories, continuing the upward trend started at the beginning of 2014. Revenues in the MOS microprocessor category grew strongly over July. In the memory market, the Total Flash and Nand memory showed a positive performance compared to July. On a year-to-date basis, semiconductor sales increased by 10.1% versus the same period in 2013. On a worldwide basis, semiconductor sales in August 2014 were US$ 28.435 billion, up 1.3% versus the previous month and up 9.4% versus the same month in 2013. In August some exchange rate effects were noticeable when comparing market growth in Euros and in Dollars. Measured in Euro, semiconductor sales were 2.393 billion Euros in August 2014, a 0.4% decrease over July and an increase of 8.3% versus August 2013.

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