The Semiconductor Boom

Global sales reach record heights


In the most recent figures released by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization, January 2014 was the best ever January on record, clocking in with sales figures hitting over US $26 billion worldwide. This follows the banner year of 2013, in which annual sales reached an all-time high of more than $305 billion. This marks a 35 percent increase over the depths of the post-recession slump in 2009, when global sales declined to $226.3 billion. “We expect the industry to maintain this momentum for the foreseeable future,” says Brian Toohey, president and CEO of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association.

Derived from: “The Semiconductor Boom”, IEEE Spectrum

Data source: WSTS

Infographic design: Brandon Palacio. Interactive: Josh Romero. Data source: World Semiconductor Trade Statistics