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8/27/2010 05:18 PM EDT
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daleste
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daleste   8/30/2010 4:59:21 PM
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With the variety of other personal electronic devices, I am not surprised that the PC is not seeing the growth with this upturn. Many people are turning their attention to other devices to get their work and play done. With ebook devices and cell phones that can surf the web, a laptop may not be a necessity any more. My daughter wants an ipad because she says she can write her school papers on it.

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BalaLak   8/30/2010 8:13:53 AM
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There doesn't appear to be any no slowdown in the non-PC markets. iSuppli expects semi revenue to grow - see this earlier article in EETimes (http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4205805/ISuppli-raises-semiconductor-forecast?pageNumber=0)

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Dave.Dykstra   8/30/2010 7:09:17 AM
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Well, I hope Rich is right on this one. I agree that it is probably a short term weakness, and I think we are already seeing some improvement in other areas. We really need a couple of months more of data to see where the trend is going.

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Patk0317   8/29/2010 11:07:15 PM
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TJ Rodgers CEO of Cypress semi was on FBN last week. He sees good sales, but when pressed admitted there might be a little weakness in the PC area. So, no industry wide downturn - at least in TJ's estimation.

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Silicon_Smith   8/29/2010 2:44:44 PM
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This should not be surprising. Intel, as a general case, should expect the demands to go down from its traditional markets. If it is not able to scale up its mobile business to a good share of the market, investors can very well expect a lot more down revisions to the revenue targets by the chip giant!

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phoenixdave   8/28/2010 5:31:05 PM
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Wow, these recoveries are getting shorter and shorter. This one lasted, what, maybe two months? I guess the true test will be how the non-PC related chip manufacturers do in the next quarter. When we see a broad-based downturn, then I'll believe we are seeing a widespread economic weakening. A slowdown in one product area, even if it is a large sector, does not guarantee we are seeing an industry-wide downturn.

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Sanjib.A   8/28/2010 3:21:42 PM
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This is something many of us feared even when there were good numbers announced by majority of the semiconductor companies, specially the chip manufacturers in the last quarter. Any views on whether this is a short term weakness in the economy? Or are these the symptoms indicating we are going into another slowdown?

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