The first quarter looks bright and will boost electronics shares since consumer demand and economic growth seem to be rosy for the whole of 2006.
Hot selling consumer electronic items can help maintain sustainable growth for component suppliers.
Intel's forecast is evidence that the semiconductor industry is likely to peak in the first quarter.
The use of the phrase 'sensitive times' is worrying investors. It casts doubt over the company's reputation.
The market sees as positive for financial shares to write off bad loans that will clean their balance sheets.