SARS looms large for tech firms


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  • Thursday, 01 May 2003

SAN FRANCISCO: Electronics manufacturers, already reeling from low margins and fierce competition, must now also contend with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak, which analysts said could dent business in Asia this quarter. 

Contract manufacturers that recently reported quarterly results tried to ease concerns about SARS, but nervous analysts expect the June quarter results to show the illness has further disrupted already slow business. 

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