The Semiconductor Industry Association announced worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $141 billion during the third quarter of 2022, a decrease of 3% compared to the third quarter of 2021 and 6.3% less than the second quarter of 2022. “Following strong growth through the first half of 2022, global semiconductor sales have slowed in recent months, decreasing in September on a year-to-year basis for the first time since January 2020 amid a range of macroeconomic headwinds – said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO –. However, the long-term market outlook remains strong as semiconductors continue to become a larger and more important part of our digital economy”. Regionally, month-to-month sales increased in the Americas (4.8%), Japan (0.5%), and Europe (0.1%), but decreased in Asia Pacific/All Other (-2.9%), and China (-3.0%). Year-to-year sales increased in Europe (12.4%), the Americas (11.5%), and Japan (5.6%), but decreased in Asia Pacific/All Other (-7.7%) and China (-14.4%).