Feeds

Korean chip vendors look to World Cup for boost

We're CPU crazy, We're CPU mad

  • alert
  • submit to reddit
ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence

South Korean semiconductor vendors are pinning their hopes for a business rebound on a purported "World Cup Cycle" in the chip market.

The country is one of the co-hosts of the Soccer World Cup this month, along with its neighbor Japan. The tournament will no doubt give a boost to the country's economy, and provide some distraction for chip vendors who have seen sales and prices crash over the last two years.

However, according to the Korean Times, vendors are banking on a rebound of business in the wake of the tournament. Their hopes are based on the fact that the last two chip recessions have occurred in the year before Soccer World Cups, which are held every four years, and that each tournament has coincided with a renewed bout of growth.

Most analysts seem agreed that the chip industry can look forward to some kind of rebound in the second half of this year, so a post World Cup boost in chip sales will probably materialize once again. Whether there is a causal link between football and the silicon industry's ups and downs remains to be proved.

© ComputerWire. All rights reserved.

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.