In August, sales of semiconductors in the world amounted to 40 billion 160 million dollars, increasing its volume by 14.9% in annual terms, the data of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) showed. The August figure was a record for the entire time of SIA calculations. Growth relative to July was 1.7%. The association noted that all product categories and all regional markets recorded strong sales in August. Compared with August 2017, North and South America showed sales growth of 15%. Growth in Europe was 9.5%, in Japan - 8.4%, in China - 27.3%. In the Asia-Pacific region, the figure rose by 4.7%.