It will indeed be interesting to contrast this year's show vibe with last year's. The co-located Intersolar was much more happening last year, even with the downturn. It will be interesting to see how that show feels this year.
Seems like the austerity measures are improving the situation in Europe. Look at the euro/USD movement great improvement in the euro value. Lets all hope the second half will be good for semiconductor industry.
Great article! I agree with the comment posted by Phoenixdave that the outlook for rest of 2010 is not outstanding but positive for the chip industry. Understand that China is at the top of the "electronic food chain" and US also is not doing bad. Hoping to see some positive news from Europe as well. Will be interested to see the numbers from Xilinx and Altera coming in third week of July.