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October chip sales up 5.1%, yearly figures looking better than expected

By Matthew
Nov 30, 2009
  1. According to data from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), worldwide chip sales rose 5.1% to $21.7 billion in October from September. October is historically a strong month for the semiconductor industry, and improvements were seen in all geographic regions. Europe reportedly grew the most, with a 7.5% sequential increase .

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  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    well atleast we are starting to see the recession slow down and come back to normal but if only other things would come back to normal :(
     
  3. KG363

    KG363 TS Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    I hope things go back to normal. Companies can manufacture more chip which mean lower prices and more sales.
     
  4. rgdot

    rgdot TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Windows 7 and others like Snow Leopard pushing out new computer sales? could be at least one catalyst.
     
  5. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 351

    Heh, I contributed to that number this last weekend. i5, here I come!
     
  6. Heretic

    Heretic TS Rookie Posts: 37

    I'm not surprised. After a recession like the one we had, the only real way to go is back up. New technology is only part of it. It has to be priced affordably. The new cores are looking pretty awesome though. I'd want one even if at the prices they're at right now.
     
  7. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Enthusiast Posts: 239   +11

    Well...THAT'S some good news. It's about darn time too. We're still sort of where we were about 10 years ago in the 90s in terms of the stock market in general, but at least it looks like things are on the way back up.
     
  8. TechDisciple

    TechDisciple TS Rookie Posts: 41

    errr... Chip sells go up, I just hope jobs go up as well :\
     
  9. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 997   +32

    It's good that chips sold well. How did fish sell?

    I wonder what chips make the bulk of the sales.
     
  10. freedomthinker

    freedomthinker TS Enthusiast Posts: 140

    This is not really surprising , people love to buy these kind of things now that technologies are getting more and more advanced ;)
     
  11. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    At the moment companies are now showing that sales are going up but jobs are still going down!
     
     
  12. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 84

    It must be because of Atom :p
     
  13. yorro

    yorro TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    People just love to mess with technology, even with the recession.
     
  14. timljh

    timljh TS Rookie Posts: 33

    the chip sales up but why is it the economy still the same T_T
     
  15. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 855   +11

    hopefully this is a good sign that things might level out and even begin to swing back up :p.
     
  16. PUTALE

    PUTALE TS Rookie Posts: 178

    probably due to the good review from intel core i5.
     
  17. claycc

    claycc TS Rookie Posts: 43

    My personal budget is still too tight to be considering hardware upgrades but it is good to hear glimpses of things getting better. Netbooks have become really popular with their cheap Intel Atom setup. AMD has also been offering a lot of solid CPUs for people on a tight budget.
     
  18. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    I hope semi mfgs start ramping production to meet this better than expected demand and overshoot so we have a supply glut again. DRAM and NAND flash prices have gone up a lot in the last 6-12 months. I like my memory and SSDs cheap!
     
  19. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 187

    The tech sector has been hit SO hard by this damned recession that any good news is a relief. At least things are improving and baby steps forward are better then none.
     
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