Chip sales in Asia to dip 10 percent

SINGAPORE--Semiconductor sales in the Asia-Pacific region--excluding Japan--are expected to drop almost 10 percent to $51.4 billion this year, according to researcher Dataquest.

SINGAPORE--Semiconductor sales in the Asia-Pacific region--excluding Japan--are expected to drop almost 10 percent to $51.4 billion this year, according to researcher Dataquest.

This is "in line with the U.S. economic slowdown," Dataquest wrote in a report. Revenue reached $57 billion last year, up 33 percent from 1999.

Global sales are expected to drop 16.7 percent to $188 billion this year, from a record of $226 billion a year ago, Dataquest said. Last year's growth was more than 32 percent. Full story. --Irene Tham, Special to ZD Inter@ctive Investor

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