The IC Industry's Reversals of Fortune

Davis, Jessica
October 2006
Electronic News;10/2/2006, Vol. 52 Issue 40, p6
Trade Publication
The article predicts that the semiconductor industry might actually have a good year in 2008, according to IC Insights. For instance, the mandated switch from analog to digital television in the U.S. is set for 2009 and will push new systems into the market soon. IC Insights is forecasting Intel's sales to be down 11 percent in 2006 from 2005. President Bill McLean expects that capital spending will make up 20-21 percent of semiconductor sales in 2007.


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