Q2 semi sales up 7%.

Author:Drysdale, Chelsey
Position:MARKET WATCH - Financial report

SAN JOSE -- Global semiconductor sales rose 7.1% sequentially in the second quarter to $74.8 billion. June sales were up 0.5% over May to $24.9 billion, the Semiconductor Industry Association (sia-online.org) reported. First-half worldwide sales were up 50% to $144.6 billion.

"Sales in the first half were exceptionally robust, driven by strong demand from a broad range of end-markets," said SIA President Brian Toohey...

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