$3.32 bln of semiconductors sold in Europe in April 2005

The European Semiconductor Industry Association said European semiconductor sales in April 2005 amounted to $3.32 bln according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics, down 1.6% versus March 2005. This corresponds to a 3.0% YTY. Semiconductor sales in April 2005 were 2.54 bln euros, a decline of 1.2% versus the previous month and a decline of 2.9% versus the same month a year ago.