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Worldwide sales of semiconductors fell in November to $20.8 billion, a decline of nearly 10 percent from the same period the year before.
Chip sales rose a healthy 5.9 percent in April, despite a sluggish economy, according to a report by the Semiconductor Industry Association
But the Semiconductor Industry Association says it expects chip sales worldwide to resume growth in 2010.
At the annual meeting of the Congressional Internet Caucus, the only issue that appeared likely to appear soon on lawmakers' agenda was an old one -- Net neutrality.
The Semiconductor Industry Association said Monday that global sales of chips declined by 2.4 percent in October.
Two groups at odds over raising the H-1B quota agree on this: the need for more permanent resident passes for foreigners who earn advanced science and tech degrees on U.S. turf.
The two CEOs use the occasion of a joint appearance to call for letting more non-U.S.-born-computer engineers into the country.