The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that in September 2022, global semiconductor sales fell by 0.5% month-on-month and 3% year-on-year.
Regionally, semiconductor sales in the Americas (4.8%), Japan (0.5%), and Europe (0.1%) increased month-on-month in September, but Asia Pacific/Other (-2.9%) and China (-3.0%).
Moreover, semiconductor sales in Europe (12.4%), Americas (11.5%), and Japan (5.6%) increased year-over-year, but semiconductor sales in the Asia Pacific/Other Regions (-7.7%) and China (-14.4%) sales were down year-on-year.
In the third quarter of 2022, global semiconductor sales totaled US$141 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 3.0% compared with the third quarter of 2021 and a quarter-on-quarter decrease of 6.3% compared with the second quarter of 2022.
In early June of this year, the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics Society (WSTS) predicted that the global semiconductor market will grow by 16.3% in 2022 to reach US$646 billion, and will continue to grow by 5.1% in 2023, reaching US$680 billion.
According to a survey published last Monday, among the top 100 semiconductor companies by market value in the world, there are only three in South Korea, namely Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix, and SK Square; 42 in mainland China; and 28 in the United States; there are 10 companies in Taiwan; 7 companies from Japan are shortlisted.