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Comment: TSMC's Morris Chang would say that
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7/25/2003   Post a comment
So TSMC's chairman Morris Chang isn't convinced that a recovery is underway but feels that it is just that some specific companies, his included, have done well in the second quarter of 2003. Readers should bear in mind that TSMC has an interest in maintaining the status quo and therefore inhibiting rather than encouraging any rush to purchase foundry services or integrated circuits in general.
DRAM Bulletin: Double-booking sets up a price fall
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7/25/2003   Post a comment
The DRAM market appears to be gaining momentum, with increased orders from PC OEMs boosting spot market prices. However, appearances can be deceiving, with the size of the orders artificially magnified by a spate of double booking, iSuppli Corp. believes.
Technology may be on a fast track, but when it comes to business some things never change
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7/21/2003   Post a comment
As the Dog Days of summer descend, we thought it would make fun summer reading to re-run one of the more entertaining and insightful columns to have appeared in EBN. This was penned by Stan Bromberg, self-proclaimed "peddler," who spelled out his tenets of salesmanship in a "Peddlers Lament," first published in these pages Dec. 14, 1981.
Older, Wiser, and Out to Pasture
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7/11/2003   Post a comment
Jack Ganssle comments on a suit against IBM alleging the company targeted older engineers when terminating 988 employees from a Vermont facility last year. The complaint suggests that workers aged 45 and older were axed disproportionately.
Hynix DRAM trade dispute makes for an interesting summer distraction
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7/7/2003   Post a comment
Forget "The Hulk" and "Pirates of the Caribbean." This summer's most entertaining spectacle is the ongoing saga of Micron Technology and the U.S. government vs. Hynix Semiconductor.


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