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Some bright spots in the gloom

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The technology industry is suffering mightily from the global economic crisis. Worldwide semiconductor revenue is expected to drop 24.1 percent in 2009, to US $194.5 billion, according to Gartner, a technology research firm in Stamford, Conn. Meanwhile, revenue from enterprise software-that is, corporate-scale systems- will be flat at about $222 billion. Still, there are some sectors that will gain, some bright spots in the gloom.

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IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 5 )