Coronavirus Watch-Week 12. A Personal Note.

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    May 1, 2020 — Strategy and Tactics: Coronavirus Semiconductor Sales Watch. A Personal Note. WildPhotons: Don't break your head with the wall ...
    G. Dan Hutcheson
    Coronavirus Semiconductor Sales Watch: Twelve-weeks in, the impact of COVID-19 on the semiconductor market since the WHO declared the emergency looks to be mostly abated. IC ASPs have stayed near the average of other crises. IC Sales and unit shipments are outperforming past crises, reflecting what should be a recovery year. Still, this does not measure the impact of government and state policy decisions that have hit the economies of the world. What we do know is that China's 1Q2020 GDP crashed... More recently, the United States' first quarter GDP fell as well. Of more concern was Government Expenditures crawling up a mere 0.7%, reflecting the Government's stimulus speed running at a Banana Slug's pace (This is an insult to a Banana Slug). However, this does not mean electronics is hurting as bad as other durable goods. VLSI continues to hold that the WAHE (Work At Home Economy) is supporting end-demand for semiconductors, which was confirmed... as for IC Inventories ... Insider.

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