Semiconductor sales up 1.9% in July 2005

Global sales of semiconductors in July 2005 were 1.9% ahead of July 2004 numbers, according to Semiconductor Industry Association. Asia-Pacific enjoyed a 14.4% growth spurt compared with July 2004. Actual July 2005 chip sales were $16.79 bln compared with $16.48 bln in July 2004.