Chips force up system costs



The recent rise in memory chip prices has increased IT system costs reports market research company Dataquest.

In 1999, chip industry revenues...



The recent rise in memory chip prices has increased IT system costs reports market research company Dataquest.

In 1999, chip industry revenues exceeded $160bn (£98bn), up 17.6% compared with 1998.

The boost in revenues was also helped by price increases caused by the effects of the Taiwan earthquake. Intel continued to dominate the market, with revenues $16bn higher than its closest competitor.

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