First quarter chip sales up 58.3%, says SIA

By Matthew
May 4, 2010
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  1. Worldwide chip sales soared to $69.2 billion in the first quarter of 2010, up 58.3% from $43.7 billion in the year-ago quarter, and $23.1 billion in March, up 4.6% sequentially. The staggering increase comes as both consumers and businesses return to spending on handsets, computers and more after a frugal 2009, says the Semiconductor Industry Association.

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