Text Box: Aug IC sales amounted to $18.4B, 6.7% above July's and 8% above Aug '06.
 
WSTS has not released the September data, but 3Q07 sales are likely to grow 15-16% QoQ. If so, this would be one of the highest quarterly growth posted since 2003.  

Based on the pricing strength shown in the CPPI, VLSI Research expects 4Q07 sales to be positive. Consequently, we've upgraded the overall IC sales forecast for 2007 from 4.9% to 5.4%.

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