SIA: global semiconductor sales increased in 2020

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As reported by the SIA association, the global semiconductor industry sales were $439 billion in 2020, an increase of 6.5% compared to the 2019 total of $412.3 billion. Global sales for the month of December 2020 were $39.2 billion, an increase of 8.3% compared to the December 2019 total and 2% less than the total from November 2020. Fourth-quarter sales of $117.5 billion were 8.3% more than the total from the fourth quarter of 2019 and 3.5% higher than the total from third quarter of 2020. On a regional basis, sales into the Americas market stood out, increasing annually by 19.8% in 2020. China remained the largest individual market for semiconductors, with sales there totaling $151.7 billion in 2020, an increase of 5%. Annual sales also increased in 2020 in Asia Pacific/All Other (5.3%) and Japan (1%), but decreased in Europe (-6%). Several semiconductor product segments stood out in 2020. Logic ($117.5 billion in 2020 sales) and memory ($117.3 billion) were the largest semiconductor categories by sales. Annual sales of logic products increased by 10.3% compared to 2019, while sales of memory products were up 10.2%. Within the memory category, annual sales of NAND flash products grew particularly, increasing 23.1% to $49.5 billion in 2020. Sales of micro-ICs (a category that includes microprocessors) increased 4.8% to $69.6 billion in 2020.