Analyst: IC sales set for 'V' shaped recovery
John Walko, EETimes
(09/16/2009 9:10 AM EDT)
LONDON — Sales and unit volume shipments of NAND flash between January and July of this year increased by a massive 98 percent and 67 percent respectively, with healthy figures also for other categories, suggesting that the industry is headed towards swift recovery and a "V" shaped rebound, says market trackers IC Insights.
The total IC market was up 43 percent between January and July, compared with a decline of 10 percent between July 2008 and the corresponding month this year, say the researchers. For DRAMs, the corresponding figures are 61 percent and a decline of 26 percent, for MPUs 57 percent and growth of 15 percent, and analog managed to achieve sales growth up 50 percent compared with a year-on-year decline 13 percent.
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