World chip sales rise 23%

Global sales of semiconductors rose 23.3% from a year ago in October, to $15.

Global sales of semiconductors rose 23.3% from a year ago in October, to $15.4 bil, 6.8% more than last month, industry association WSTS said on Friday. "The October WSTS data are amplifying the positive trends observed in the already strong Q3," the European Semiconductor Industry Association said in a statement publishing the WSTS figures.