According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, worldwide sales of semiconductors reached 36.8 billion dollar for the month of February 2018, an increase of 21 percent compared to the February 2017 total of 30.4 billion. Global sales in February were 2.2 percent lower than the January 2018 total of 37.6 billion dollar, reflecting typical seasonal market trends. “The global semiconductor market continued to demonstrate substantial and consistent growth in February, notching its 19th consecutive month of year-to-year sales increases and growing by double-digit percentages across all major regional markets – said John Neuffer, president and CEO od the Semiconductor Industry Association -. The Americas stood out once again, with sales increasing nearly 40 percent compared to last year, and sales were up year-to-year across all major semiconductor product categories”. In particular, year-to-year sales increased in the Americas (37.7 percent), Europe (21.7 percent), China (16.4 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (16.2 percent), and Japan (15.5 percent).