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Ramp Down

Informal; to reduce operations in anticipation of declining demand. For example, a toy store may ramp down its operations by buying fewer toys from its wholesaler immediately after the Christmas season, when people are less likely to buy toys in large quantities. See also: Seasonality.
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According to the agreement, Qimonda's purchase of Inotera's output capacity is to be ramped down over an eight months period following the closing.
According to the agreement, Qimonda's share of Inotera's capacity will be ramped down over the eight months following the closing.
QCOM also ramped down its expectation for the first quarter of 2005 to 24 to 26 cents per share, below the consensus estimate for earnings of 31 cents per share.
For example, in the small amount of time between frames of an MPEG4 video clip, voltage can be ramped down and back up in time to handle the next frame, saving energy in between each and every frame of the video.
Analysts have indeed ramped down expectations in light of the September 11 terrorist attacks, from levels that had already discounted weak economic conditions even before the 'war on terrorism' began," stated Peter Antipatis.