Three-month average of semiconductor sales to grow to $18.11 bln in July 2005

Handelsbanken Capital Markets expects the three-month average of worldwide semiconductor sales for July 2005 to be $18.11 bln, up from $17.98 bln for June 2005. Actual semiconductor sales in July 2005, would be up 3.4% compared with July 2004, after a 2.2% drop in actual sales in June.