Podcast interview with IDC analyst Mario Morales

Global semiconductor orders are one of the barometers of how the computer industry is doing. Analysts look at the breadth of the market, including everything from the chips in IoT devices, automobiles, industrial applications like robotics, servers in data centers and of course in our PCs and phones. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s the obvious question of how the spread of the disease and the worldwide practice of shelter-in-place it will affect the tech industry. Mario Morales, Program Vice President, Enabling Technologies and Semiconductors at IDC, wrote a recent brief, COVID-19 To Have Significant Effect on Worldwide Semiconductor Market in 2020 and we talked to him to find out what he and his team are seeing this week of March 23, 2020.

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