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Global chip equipment sales to fall to $32.95 bln in 2005

Global chip equipment sales in 2005 are projected to reach $32.95 bln, down from a 2004 when the market leaped 67% to $37.

Global chip equipment sales in 2005 are projected to reach $32.95 bln, down from a 2004 when the market leaped 67% to $37.11 bln, according to SEMI. In 2006 sales of chip making machinery is expected to rise to $35.97 bln.