On Monday, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that global semiconductor industry revenue was $412.1 billion in 2019, down 12.1 percent from 2018, the biggest drop since 2001,media reported.
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In December 2019, global semiconductor industry revenue reached $36.1 billion, down 5.5% YoY from December 2018 and 1.7% YoY from November 2019.
Global semiconductor revenue was $108.3 billion in the fourth quarter of last year, down 5.5 percent from the fourth quarter of 2018, but up 0.9 percent from the third quarter of 2019.
“Global semiconductor industry revenue spraturgies fell sharply in 2019, down 12 percent from a year earlier, due to a number of factors, including the cyclical ity of product pricing,” said John Neuffer, President and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association of America. The market rebounded in the second half of 2019, growing slightly from the third quarter of last year to the fourth quarter of last year, and is expected to see modest annual growth by 2020. “
In 2019, a number of semiconductor product categories stand out. In terms of sales, Memory and Logic are the two largest semiconductor categories, with sales of $106.4 billion per year in 2019. Micro-integrated circuits, including microprocessors, are the third largest semiconductor category, with sales of $66.4 billion in 2019.
In dollar terms, sales of memory products fell significantly in 2019, down 32.6 percent from 2018. In the memory category, sales of DRAM products fell 37.1% and sales of NAND flash products fell 25.9%.
Excluding sales of memory products, total sales of all other products fell by 1.7% in 2019. Sales of optoelectronic products were a bright spot, up 9.3% year-on-year in 2019.
The Semiconductor Industry Association said annual semiconductor sales fell across all regions, with Europe down 7.3 per cent, China down 8.7 per cent, Asia-Pacific/Other regions down 9.0 per cent, Japan down 10.0 per cent and the Americas down 23.8 per cent.