Outsourcing a Double-Edged Sword, says iSuppli

April 2004
Electronic News;4/5/2004, Vol. 50 Issue 14, pN.PAG
Trade Publication
Focuses on a report issued by research firm iSuppli Corp. regarding the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing in the semiconductor industry. Global semiconductor sales accounted for the Asia Pacific region in 2002 and 2001; Decline in the market share of semiconductor consumption in the American region in 2003; Warning issued by Dale Ford, an analyst and vice president of iSuppli.


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