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Our third quarter earnings looked very strong record of course -- -- predicting the seventh record quarter.
Sometimes the canary in the coal mine for the chipmakers like Intel are the chip equipment makers if they start to slow down -- could you bet that semiconductor sales themselves will start to look sluggish well one of those canaries but still alive and kicking we -- -- put that out there.
It's no balance -- just a short time ago I asked CEO Rick hill how his business is trending.
Right now businesses.
But there's a lot of technology changes going.
Which for the future make things look very very bright and I think most people watch us.
Investments have to be made nine to twelve months in advance.
Of really seeing these new products in the production and that's why I think things are actually looking pretty good.
OK but the president is a little slow a little soft -- but if you -- point and blame something of region of the world where some trend what would it be.
-- -- -- Lack of confidence because of the uncertainty.
In the financial industry I think every day people get up.
The volatility the market makes them unsure of how much money they're gonna have.
That affects consumer spending that ultimately affects executives' decisions to make an investment.
Because they're worried consumer spending is gonna go down so far we're sort of holding our own we're treading water China's been doing a great job.
US is slow but it's a global market today.
But just in general a lot of uncertainty.
We'll China He just mentioned it is a big driver obviously and right now there is a lot of Saber rattling in congress talking about this controversial China currency bill.
If we were to do that China has pretty much threatened to start a trade war what would a trade war with China look like for business in America.
Well first fall.
Any type of trade war is foolish.
Both parties part of the way out of this.
There's further the United States become more competitive produce the most competitive products in the world.
And continue to sell globally so could I get you to take the stand on China currency bill -- think it's foolish to its bullish.
Don't do it.
Are you hiring here in America right now no do you plan to hire in the near future.
Not likely OK if I look at where the world's going the world's going to Asia and unless something changes in the United States.
That makes it more attractive to do business here than it is everywhere else in the world.
Then jobs are going to be moving out of the United States.
If you have the president's ear what would the one thing.
Be that you tell I'm pleased to reverse that to keep business here what would it be.
Fix them run the country.
You can have an infinite amount of money.
And not have money coming in is just.
Really a bad thing to do.
Here -- until they are really pick on the ultra book as we go back to the real hardware of the business I love it beloved -- solid state more semiconductors.
Better for -- it's tough to get an answer from from the actual chipmakers because they want everybody's business but is that -- -- out there.
The PC and the laptop this us.
The reality is there's pent up demand for laptop.
Computers because nobody wants to go to a hard disk drive they want a solid state memory the technology is here today.
It's available to continue to lower the cost of solid state memory that's what's gonna drive the future and whether it's in the form of I patter -- notebook or whether it's an Alter book.
Higher concentration of semiconductors.
Lower power consumption better performance great for the consumer.
And great for the summer connector food chain as we finish up you sound optimistic even I am concerned.
I am I mean.
This is a long term business it's not going away you know you got people out here talking about Intel and G how can Intel keep going.
Intel keeps going because they're an -- listening.
The people talk and they're doing stuff and we gotta do the same thing and that's all we can do and it's a global environment.
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