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Analysis: Why NXP should opt for bankruptcy

Bolaji Ojo
3/4/2009 04:00 PM EST

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NXP_MCU   9/2/2009 9:04:31 PM
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Definitely! The LPC32x0 is our ARM9 flagship with many integrated peripherals, available at low cost. Find out more at http://www.standardics.nxp.com/products/lpc3000/lpc32x0/.

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zl1   4/15/2009 12:04:39 AM
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Will the new LPC32X0 series processor survive the storm?

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NXP_MCU   3/11/2009 11:28:55 PM
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Our ARM7-devices have been benchmarked by the EEMBC (the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium) which found that our LPC2000 family showed "a consistent performance edge of 37 percent to 51 percent compared with the other ARM7-based devices, demonstrating the impact of the [...] optimized flash interface." (http://www.eembc.org/press/pressrelease/061108.htm). We won an EDN 'Hot 100 Product' award for the LPC213x series (in 2004) and for the LPC2103 (in 2005), plus we received the 2007 EDN 'Innovation Award' for the LPC2478 (http://www.edn.com/info/CA6523528.html?industryid=48661). Now that we have created the broadest ARM7-based family in the industry we are using the same approach on our Cortex-M3 based LPC1700 series. Plus we were just the first company to license the new Cortex-M0, the smallest, lowest-power and most energy-efficient ARM core available. As you can see, we are working harder than ever to reshape the microcontroller market and we're confident our group and our award-winning ARM-based families will weather this current storm. Come talk to us and meet our team in person at ESC Silicon Valley, March 31-April 2, at our 30'x50' booth #1010. We also invite you to join one of our sponsored sessions where we will outline our plans for the future - which we think looks pretty bright.

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embedded_guy   3/10/2009 7:50:18 PM
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Hi SPLatMan, you're right, the LPC2K devices are the best ARM7 devices out there with pin-compatible Cortex-M3 devices coming out right now. Their on-chip Flash is great and nobody else offers so many different peripheral and memory options. Even if NXP should file for bankruptcy they would be crazy not to keep this line of MCUs alive...

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NickDG   3/9/2009 10:32:04 PM
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Hi SPLatMan check also the STMicro ARM-CortexM3 offer, securely in production for 18months(www.st.com/stm32)

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SPLatMan   3/6/2009 9:30:29 AM
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Thanks, I'll get someone onto it.

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Znadfski   3/6/2009 8:47:41 AM
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SPLatMan, look to ATMEL ARM 7 portfolio, they are much better.

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rplsteeltje   3/4/2009 10:52:59 PM
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Above should read "Chapter 11 is not an immediate option for NXP as the Dutch law ..."

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rplsteeltje   3/4/2009 10:51:58 PM
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As NXP is incorporated in the Netherlands, Chapter 11 as the Dutch law requires that normal business operations cease in the case of a bankruptcy (similar to Chapter 7 in the USA). The closest thing to Chapter 11 in the Netherlands would be "surseance van betaling" - which in 98% of cases leads straight into "full" bankruptcy as customers, banks and vendors leave the sinking ship. Another NXP issue will be that - according to the original bonds prospectus - the proceeds from the BU Wireless sale either need to be re-invested or returned to bond holders within 12 months after the sale. Ie the bulk of the $1.8B cash at the end of Q4/08 are not available to mitigate or delay bankruptcy. I guess more offers to bond holders are due soon ...

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SPLatMan   3/4/2009 7:41:59 PM
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We are a small company. We are developing a whole new product range centered around LPC family ARM7 chips. Should we be researching alternative ARM families or should we assume the LPC family would get sold off to another manufacturer? Right now LPC looks like the very best highly integrated ARM7 product available, with an upcoming LPC17xx rangethat looks even better.

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