Tech news tagged ‘freescale’

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Freescale Still Firing People; High Inventory; Low Utilisation.

Over six years after being taken over by a private equity company, Freescale is still firing people. Freescale intends to take $100 million worth of charges for sacking people in the course of this year. For Q4 it took a $40 million charge for severance payments…

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The Race To Zero X

The race is on to get to Zero X, says Freescale’s Jean-Christophe Bodet.

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Has Toshiba Resurrected The Smartbook?

A 21mm thick instant-on laptop with a 10 inch screen, weighing 870g, running Android on an Nvidia ARM-based processor, costing around £250 with a stand-by time of a week, is exactly what the computer market was expecting – about a year ago…

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Top Seven Baseband Providers

Thanks to Strategy Analytics for this one – the top seven suppliers of baseband chips for mobile phone handsets…

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Can Canonical And IBM Boost Non-Intel Netbooks?

Good news for the awaited ARM-based Netbook roll-out is that IBM has gone in with Canonical to make the latter’s Ubuntu Linux operating system and IBM applications software available for Netbooks…

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Is Toshiba Going Fabless?

Could Toshiba be going fabless? It seems unimaginable, but an official Toshiba spokeswoman, Hiroko Mochida, said earlier this week that Toshiba is considering out-sourcing 28nm chips where demand exceeds Toshiba’s capacity…

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Alas Poor Infineon

After the appalling mess Blackstone and KKR have made of their acquisitions Freescale and NXP, it beggars belief that another semiconductor company can be welcoming the advances of a private equity company…

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S&P Downgrades Private Equity Firms

It’s almost a truism now that highly leveraged private equity buy-outs were a disastrous practice in the middle years of the decade. An S&P report out this week shows how damaging that practice has been…

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