Asia-Pacific chip sales offset global decline Semiconductor sales in Asia-Pacific markets rose 4.1 per cent in April compared to the previous month, helping to offset falling revenues in the Americas, Japan and Europe, the Semiconductor Industry Association said last week. Sales from all world markets in April totalled $US10.4 billion, down 6.8 per cent from the $11.4 billion reported a year ago, and down 0.5 per cent from March 1998 sales.
This is the second consecutive month in which Asia-Pacific semiconductor sales have increased, and the SIA embraced the news as a sign of recovery for the region, which has been rocked by financial troubles in recent months.
The semiconductor industry as a whole has been in a slump lately thanks to an oversupply of chips in the market and downward pricing pressure from PC vendors. Data for the SIA's global sales report was collected by World Semiconductor Trade Statistics, an organisation that represents 70 semiconductor companies worldwide.
DtMS has hot seller for resellers
Following an aggressive advertising campaign in the southern states, Desktop Marketing Systems (DtMS) is looking for resellers to sell its CD Phone Directory.
The CD holds more than 100 Australian telephone directories, with more than eight million listings.
The directory retails for a recommended retail price of $19.95 and according to DtMS has already proved to be a hot seller.
If you're interested in reselling the CD-ROM, contact DtMS.
Tel (03) 9853 2500
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MUA collects Esker Australia
PC/Web-to-host connectivity software vendor Esker has appointed MUA as its Australian distributor.
Esker's range includes TUN Plus, TUN Plus for Citrix WinFrame and Esker PLUS. The company says resellers will benefit from MUA's full technical support resource on top of the vendor's own expertise.
Esker products provide graphical revamping abilities for legacy systems.
New multi-function adapter
D-Link Australia has released a new multi-function adapter. The DE-660CT Ethernet PC Card has full duplex support that lets notebook users transmit and receive data simultaneously on a 20Mbps bandwidth by connecting it to a switch.
Hot-swap support allows users to snap the card to the network at any time. The card is compatible with Novell, Microsoft, IBM, Sun and Banyan LAN drivers.
The card is available now for $96 RRP (ex tax).
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