Electronics Production | September 01, 2004

Chip industry in 'wait-and-see' mode

The semiconductor industry has adopted a "wait-and-see" attitude marked by vast uncertainties over the direction of oil prices, instability in Iraq and the presidential election, EETimes reports.
Market researchers Isuppli "said there's a bubble of inventory, but you went into it and there were only two days of inventory, around $800 million,". "The number for 2001 was $15 billion of excess inventory. It's one of those wait-and-see periods."


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