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Electronic Chemicals

11:51 AM MDT | June 26, 2009 | Esther D’amico

System Set to Reboot? The semiconductor industry has not yet been able to recover from last year’s sales tumble that brought electronic chemical manufacturers with it. Analysts do not expect a major recovery any time soon but forecast a gradual improvement quarter by quarter as fabs replenish inventories and seasonal consumer demand, especially for high-tech devices, help to reboot the system. Global semiconductor industry sales fell 6% last year to $219.4 billion, following five years of growth, says Brian Matas, v.p./market research at IC Insights...

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