Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Fable: The Flip-Flopper
There was once a company which, 42 years ago, closed down its two semiconductor manufacturing subsidiaries which were making standard logic ICs.
Eight years later, the company established a semiconductor joint venture with a US semiconductor company. One year later it pulled out of the jv when its US partner was taken over.
Ten years later it acquired another semiconductor company when it took over its systems company parent.
Nine years later it sold this semiconductor business.
Moral: Consistency countsTags: flip flopper, logic ics, semiconductor business, semiconductor company, semiconductor manufacturing