Semiconductor sales up 2.3% in November 2007

Worldwide sales of microprocessors were up 2.3% in November 2007, boosted by strong demand for consumer products, the Semiconductor Industry Association said. Chip sales rose to $23.1 bln in November 2007, up from $22.5 bln in November 2006. Year-to-date chip sales were at $231 bln, up 2.8% from $225 bln for the year-ago period.