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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The semiconductor industry looks likely to enter a mild recession in 2005, an analyst firm said Monday, following a healthy recovery that will continue through this year.

According to analysts here at the Semico Summit, the slowdown in chip sales will be triggered by a number of factors, including lower sales of consumer electronics goods, the end of the latest PC upgrade cycle, a surplus of semiconductors and the onset of a general macroeconomic downturn.

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