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    COVID-19 — 1 Year After the Lockdown: The degree to which the semiconductor market is oversold with double ordering is one of the most interesting information points to be garnered in what was an extremely volatile twelve months. VLSI's fear index more than doubled from 7% to 16% between the weeks of 3 Jan and 29 May 2020. We hadn't seen levels higher than this since the Great Recession, more than ten years earlier. But instead of a downturn, growth in IC sales was quite healthy in 2020, catching virtually everyone by surprise. Over the decades, VLSI has mapped the impact of major disease and disaster events on semiconductor industry sales. What we knew a year ago was that while both classes of events typically had immediate impacts on weekly and monthly figures, they have little impact over twelve months...

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