Semiconductors – Mar Semiconductor Sales
04/05/2021 10:45 am MYT
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Global semiconductor sales in Mar jumped 3.7% month-on-month, and 17.8% year-on-year to US$41.05 bln. Sales growth was driven by increased demand for semiconductor-enabled products. All regions continued to post growth in sales compared with a year ago (figure 1). Such a strong performance is expected to continue in the months ahead to meet increasing demand and ease the ongoing chip shortage.

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