back to article Poor semiconductor revenues can't catch a break: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the wafer – bam, coronavirus

Gartner, tech's equivalent of Mystic Meg, has predicted that the semiconductor sector will struggle in 2020, thanks to everyone's least-favourite pathogen: the novel coronavirus discovered late last year. Worldwide revenue will decline 0.9 per cent year-on-year to $415.4bn. That's a revision on previous forecasts, which expected …

  1. druck Silver badge

    A 0.9% drop will make semiconductors one of the least affected global industries, so I'm not going to loose any sleep over that.

  2. IGotOut Silver badge

    Slight correction.

    ".. social distancing laws were introduced during the Spanish flu, particularly in the US."

    "distancing laws were introduced during the US flu, particularly in the US."


    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Slight correction.

      Apparently of 4 flu viruses circulating in the world this winter, 3 came from the US. I propose that it be renamed "US disease."

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