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Chip sales stay strong amid slowdown signs

8/30/2010 11:50 AM EDT
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Jimelectr
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Jimelectr   9/1/2010 2:48:29 AM
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I've probably said it before, but this summer is the first time in 4 and a half years that I've seen the foundries at capacity and pushing times from tapeout to packaged chips out to more than 6 weeks. I don't know off the top of my head which foundry or foundries is/are doing this. I guess that's good news until things get lean again and the fabs are all but empty.

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Robotics Developer   8/31/2010 7:45:10 PM
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I can say that I hear only longer lead times not shorter; I am not sure if it is the industry I am in (robotics) and the specialized chips needed. It would be nice if we could see sustained gentle growth that would allow for fabs, CMs and designers to realize some stability in chip supply. The continued growth of silicon is a positive sign that I hope will solidify into a real trend.

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GREAT-Terry   8/31/2010 9:34:07 AM
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Is this true? I've heard that some contract manufacturers are already stopping their orders due to the over-inventory and weak demand from OEM. Any people have similar news?

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