Feeds

European chip sales bounce back

In spite of AMD, Intel price war

Security for virtualized datacentres

European microchip sales recover slightly in July but still lag behind the global average, according to the latest figures.

World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) data for July released by The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESCIA) shows the value of European chip sales increased four per cent to $3.2bn compared to July last year.

However, the latest Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) worldwide chip sales figures show a much stronger global growth average of 11.5 per cent. Worldwide sales were valued at $20.1bn in July - up 1.8 per cent from the $19.8bn in sales reported in June 2006.

The European figure is a slim 0.3 per cent increase on figures for June, and the first positive growth figure for three months.

ESCIA explained this slight sequential rebound of European sales (in dollar terms) after three months of decline by referring to increased sales of certain types of chips. Chips used for memory products such as DRAM and NAND flash memory lifted the overall sales figures for the region, as well as chips for logic products and Digital Signal Processors.

In global terms Europe was the worst performing region for chip sales during the month of July with SIA President George Scalise telling reporters that the pricing war between AMD and Intel, and Intel's backlog of old stock had impacted on European growth for the month.

"July sales reflect the historical pattern for the industry with growth in unit demand coupled with declining average selling prices. This trend helps make possible the very attractive prices for many consumer products. For example the average selling price for a PC declined by approximately per cent per cent year-over-year," Scalise said. Computer products represent over 40 per cent of demand for semiconductors.

Copyright © 2006, ENN

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained
They just cannae do it in time, says analyst
Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed
It feels very familiar - but it's still good
Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK
Is EMBIGGENED Apple mobile REALLY that popular?
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.