Industry Outlook -- High Technology: SEMICONDUCTORS
-- PCs continue to boom, driving sales of memory chips and Intel's Pentium microprocessors.
-- Use of chips in a growing variety of products will smooth the traditional boom-and-bust cycles.
-- Capacity shortages could hurt producers of memory chips and chipmakers that contract out.
-- Investor jitters about possible market slowdowns could sink stocks and limit chipmakers' investing in new plants.Return to top
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