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Semiconductor sales volumes grew 8% in Q3 2002

According to Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Q3 worldwide semiconductor sales volumes grew up to $36.9 billion, thatís 8.2% more than $34.1 billion of the previous quarter and 21% than in Q3 2001. 5.6% growth in Q1 and 5.8% in Q2 enables analysts to state the slow, but noticeable industry reviving.

Sales volumes grow most in wireless comms, consumer electronics, PCs, car electronics. Wireless communication sector grows most with its considerable demand for flash memory and DSP chips. Shipment volumes of consumer electronics chips, including game consoles, DVD players, digital cameras, provided 21% standard chip sales growth and 15% optoelectronics growth. Quarter sales volumes growth made 4.9% for DRAM, 4.6% for microprocessors and 12% for peripherals.

Regionally, sales volumes grew by 8% in Asian-Pacific, 15% in Japan, 7.9% in Europe, 1.9% in North America.

Source: EB News

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