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IC sales to total $226 bln in 2005

Semiconductor Industry Association revised its annual forecast for global IC sales to a record $226 bln in 2005. SIA also projected an compound annual growth rate of 9.

Semiconductor Industry Association revised its annual forecast for global IC sales to a record $226 bln in 2005. SIA also projected an compound annual growth rate of 9.8% for the global industry through 2008. Global chip sales could grow to $309 bln by 2008.