Worldwide sales of semiconductors were $25.1 billion in November 2011, a down 2.4% from October 2011 sales of $25.7 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Year-to-date worldwide semiconductor sales were up 0.8% compared to 2010. SIA reports monthly sales numbers representing a three-month moving average.
“Supply chain disruptions resulting from the floods in Thailand have impacted semiconductor sales in the near term, however OEM’s are expected to recover production losses over the course of the next few months,” said Brian Toohey, president of SIA. “November sales were additionally affected by the continuing European financial crisis which is having a broad impact on other economies and global demand.”
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