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A Gutsy Prediction

It takes a lot of nerve to predict when the economy will rebound.
It takes a lot of nerve to predict when the economy will rebound. In a speech at Comdex last week, National Semiconductor CEO Brian Halla said things will be booming again by June 21. Growth will be fueled by new products with more sophisticated chips and radio capabilities, he said.

Stanford professor Ahmad Bahai came up with the date for National Semi using mathematical models based on historical patterns.