Chip sales have been a lot healthier lately than they were amid the downturn of 2009.
Semiconductor sales around the world hit $26 billion in November, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Though that's a slight decline of 0.9 percent from October, it's a hefty increase of 14.4 percent from November 2009 when sales were $22.7 billion.
For the entire year through November, sales jumped 34 percent to reach $271.8 billion, up from $202.8 billion for the same period in 2009.
"Despite continuing macroeconomic uncertainty, the semiconductor industry is slated to … Read more