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2009 Chip Sales Not Nearly So Bad as They Could Have Been

reboundAfter spending most of the past year buried deep in the mud, the chip industry has almost managed to pull itself out with the help of a boost in consumer spending. According to the latest metrics from Gartner, semiconductor industry revenue will end the year down 11.4 percent from 2008.

That’s a decline of $29 billion. A nasty drop, but nowhere nearly as gruesome as the 24 percent drop the research outfit predicted at the beginning of the year.

Seems renewed consumer interest in PCs, as well as cars and cellphones, has driven some fairly significant quarter-over-quarter growth. That said, 2009 is still among the worst years for the semiconductor industry since the Great Dark Times of 2001–and the first time the sector posted declines two years running.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work