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Prognosis 1997

POSITIVES
-- Businesses will spend big on high-end PCs for networks, and PC owners will trade up to new multimedia models

-- After a weak 1996, the semiconductor business should resume its revenue growth

NEGATIVES
-- A capacity glut in some parts of the chip business will lead to price and profit declines

-- Makers of plain-vanilla PCs will encounter market saturation
-- Cheap PC alternatives could drag down margins


Updated June 15, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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