European semiconductor sales in January: +11.3% compared to one year ago


Esia (European Semiconductor Industry Association) reported the trend of the European semiconductor market in January 2014, according the data released by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS). Sales increased by 11.3% versus the same month one year ago, but they were flat in  January 2014 compared to December 2013.  The main drivers of the January sales in Europe were discrete, optoelectronics  and MOS MCU, up respectively 4.6%, 2.6% and 2% compared to December 2013. Overall, European semiconductor sales in January 2014 amounted to US$ 2.958  billion.