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Chipmaker says demand for microchips will be better than expected in the current quarter. Raises sales and gross margin estimates.

Source: CNNMoney.com

Date: 8/28/2009

Keys: Marketing, economy

Link:  http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/28/technology/intel_raises_outlook/index.htm?postversion=2009082809

Questions for discussion:

  • Why are Intel’s projections an important indication of future economic activity for firms such as computer and other electronics manufacturers?
  • Why do you think sales of electronic products are likely to increase in the business and the consumer markets? Explain your answer.
  •  Are you planning to buy an electronic product in the next three to six months? Explain the reason for your purchase.

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