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Baolt
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re: More chip makers top analyst estimates
Baolt   11/24/2010 9:30:45 PM
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if u just look on recent years data, and predict your forecast than yeah, u are right f-to-f is much better. However if u follow up your clients movements on data reviews and chase them for proper prediction&forecast than its the most valuable tool that would enable your production/prediction success. The 2010 was the year of recovery, fight for capacity and customers. The common point for 3 company is that they were able to delivery on time, supply products even to customers with whom theyve made none biz in the past.

daleste
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re: More chip makers top analyst estimates
daleste   11/5/2010 5:17:48 PM
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Looks like good growth for these companies and no problems continuing thru the rest of the year.

kdboyce
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re: More chip makers top analyst estimates
kdboyce   11/5/2010 5:57:06 AM
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Forecasting is not an exact science primarily because the forecaster cannot control what the customer actually does. At best forecasting is a guide. At worst, it is a crutch which can never take the place of good feet on the street in continual contact with customers. Lastly, a forecast is only as good as the data at the time of the forecast. S*&$#% happens and the next thing you know, you miss the forecast...for better or worse. Better to put your forecasting efforts into quality customer face-to-face time! The payoff is far better.



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