Though some think chip inventory fears are overblown (I, II), Gartner is having none of it. The...

|By:, SA News Editor

Though some think chip inventory fears are overblown (I, II), Gartner is having none of it. The firm predicts weak macro conditions will trigger an industry-wide inventory correction by late 2011, and demand and production won't return to balance until Q2 2012. In addition, Gartner sees foundry overcapacity leading to price pressure. (previously)