Analyst: Chip sales down 15 percent, Chinese New Year partially to blame

By Shawn Knight
Feb 22, 2012
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  1. Chip sales fell 15 percent globally in January compared to last year thanks to what one analyst described as a perfect storm. Bruce Diesen from Carnegie Group in Norway noted…

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  2. What? The reason chip sales are down is because Chinese New Year started several weeks earlier than past years? How does that work?
  3. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Yeah, I think I need a little clearer of a line drawn between those two dots.
  4. I always blame the Chinese New Year; makes sense.
  5. i don't understand it either...

    in the western world, or western-style markets, holidays always bring in extra spending.

    i don't believe in that analyst's "perfect storm". it's an imperfect explanation.
  6. Little reason to spend on a PC. Plain and simple.

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