Temperatures are rising and visibility is clear. Temperatures continued to rise in chip-making land, hitting a warm 79 degrees. Capacity Utilization by Node. Semiconductor sales passed 2019s level for the first time. The DRAM crash of 2008: How the 2007-2008 financial crisis that led to the great recession ignited a crash in semiconductors. CES, Automotive, Air Mobility, Market indicators, and Moore's Law is alive and well. VLSIs Semiconductor Stock Indices fell this week. Hottest Stocks: IBM, Shin-Etsu, BESI, JCET, DNP, and Nikon.