Global chip sales decline for the first time since 2020

Worldwide sales of semiconductors declined 3 per cent in September from a year earlier. Korean chip makers manufactured 3.5 per cent less than a year earlier, deteriorating from a 0.1 per cent fall in August.

On-again, off-again Covid lockdowns in China, Russia’s war on Ukraine and Beijing-Washington trade tensions have also overshadowed earnings for Korean chip makers.


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