Worldwide semiconductor sales to fall 2.2% in 2009

Global sales of semiconductors are likely to fall 2.2% in 2009 due to weak demand for electronics worldwide, World Semiconductor Trade Statistics said. The chip market will shrink to $256 bln 2009, down from an expected $261.9 bln in 2008, said WSTS.

Global sales of semiconductors are likely to fall 2.2% in 2009 due to weak demand for electronics worldwide, World Semiconductor Trade Statistics said. The chip market will shrink to $256 bln 2009, down from an expected $261.9 bln in 2008, said WSTS.