1998 chip market down eight per cent

1998 chip market down eight per cent
Roy Rubenstein The global semiconductor market declined eight per cent in 1998 to a value of $125.8bn, according to analysts Reed Electronics Research. Factors affecting the global market were the continued pressure on DRAM prices and the issue of over-capacity. Other sectors that suffered a decline in market value were ROMs, microcontrollers, Asics and analogue ICs. The only sectors showing growth in 1998 were DSPs, microprocessors and GaAs ICs. For more information: www.rer.co.uk


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