Semiconductor Sales See Growth in January

March 2, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ After a dreary start to 2009, the worldwide semiconductor industry kicked off 2010 on a positive note with a 47% year-on-year sales increase in January, the Semiconductor Industry Association announced.

In total, January sales of chips amounted to $22.5 billion, up from $15.3 billion in January 2009. Higher demand for PCs, cell phones, cars and industrial applications spurred the sales increase, the Semiconductor Industry Association said.

Asia Pacific and the US led the growth while Japan and the EU saw much smaller increases over the previous year.

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