China’s Chip Market Set to Expand 15% in 2007

“Strong midseason market demand during the third quarter helped semiconductor suppliers reach their sales revenue targets,” said Horse Liu, senior analyst, China Research for iSuppli. “Meanwhile, exports of electronics products also grew significantly despite the negative effects of a higher yuan and rising petroleum prices.”

(December 13, 2007) SAN JOSE, CA — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today hailed the transistor as the greatest invention of the 20th century. The first working transistor was created 60 years ago, on December 16, 1947, at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. The inventors — William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain — were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 for their invention.


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