SIA Posts Record Semi Sales for 2013: Americas lead & SSDs double
This week brought important record numbers to the industry from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) who released the 2013 final sales numbers which show a 4.8% increase year-over-year, "reaching [US] $305.6 billion, the industry's highest-ever annual total."
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New Regulations Promise Boost to Automotive Semi
In the wake of the U.S. State of the Union Address by President Barak Obama on January 28th, there is a renewed focus on the automotive industry. Specifically, the issues around improved fuel efficiency standards and safety regulations, both of which are solutions supported directly by an increase in automotive electronics – that translates into a definitive boost to already strengthening automotive numbers for both industries, automotive and semiconductor & electronics.
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