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Hardware News   Hardware News : Motorola Spins Off Semiconductor Business
   posted by Eric_S on 7-Oct-2003 22:01:33 (1418 reads)
Motorola, struggling to restructure amid stagnant demand for its communications technology, has cheered investors by announcing the spin-off its its semiconductor business.

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Re: Motorola Spins Off Semiconductor Business
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Well to be honest I can't see how anything could be worse than Motorola's luke warm chip strategy up to now. So this must be good news. Also asthere is a possibility of it being sold later, we may see IBM buying them up for the powerPC technology.

Or of course maybe intel will buy them to kill the technology.

 
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Re: Motorola Spins Off Semiconductor Business
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I do hope IBM step in, as this could leave the PPC a little vulnerable...

Good job that IBM are at the pinnacle of PPC development though isn`t it???


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Re: Motorola Spins Off Semiconductor Business
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If Intel bought it to kill the technology that would leave Apple up ship creek without a paddle.

Oh, hang on ... Forgot. the new G5 is an IBM creation.

Oh well ...Scratch that thought .... Doesn't do the G4 a lot of favours though.


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Hopefully whoever takes over will be able to cuts costs and eventually prices on their cpus.

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hopefully


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