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Jasonwu
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Are the IC design companies affected by financial crisis?
Oct 30th, 2008, 8:58pm
 
Now financial crisis has great effect on economy in many countries. And a lot of companies are also affected by this. Many people lost their jobs. Does the financial crisis have effect on the IC design companies in your country? What is the situation in your country?
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Reply #1 - Oct 31st, 2008, 3:10am
 
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Reply #2 - Oct 31st, 2008, 11:33am
 
At this point we should all be saying thanks to the Japanese of the 1980's. It used to be the habit of the semiconductor industry to go into hibernation during downturns. In the '80s the Japanese kept working during the downturn and as we came out of the downturn they were ready with new products and the West was not, and they took the leadership of the industry away from the Americans as a result. Now, almost all semiconductor companies continue to develop products through the downturn. It is tough on the companies financially, but at least to a large degree we all stay employed.

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