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Trick or treat for chipmakers

The chip market's recovery will be a scant 3 percent in 2002, according to Gartner. Also, how Intel plans to survive the downturn.

The sagging chip market's recovery will be a scant 3 percent in 2002, with an uptick in 2003, according to Gartner. Intel CEO Craig Barrett calls the slump the worst ever to hit the market, but adds that the growth of the Internet just might be the savior. Rambus may get a boost from a new chipset maker, while Sharp jilts Transmeta.

Analyst: Chip recovery slight in 2002
After a devastating 2001, Gartner says, the semiconductor market will need a year in rehab before returning to better health.
October 31, 2001 
How Intel plans to survive the downturn
The growth of the Internet just might be the savior for a chip market stuck in its worst-ever slump, according to Intel CEO Craig Barrett.
October 30, 2001 
Rambus-P4 chipset meets another maker
Soon, Intel won't be the only company with a Rambus chipset for Pentium 4 PCs, which could give a boost to controversial chip designer.
October 30, 2001 
Sharp snubs Transmeta for U.S. notebook
The company already uses Transmeta processors in mini-notebooks in Japan but will stick with Intel in the United States.
October 30, 2001