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Freescale’s David vs Japan Inc. Goliath

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daleste
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daleste   1/3/2011 2:16:54 AM
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Yes, Junko, I too would like to see an update to this. With Freescale's automotive products, they should be able to continue to make progress with their Japanese automotive customers.

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ReneCardenas   1/2/2011 5:36:04 PM
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At the expense of sounding as a pessimist, my cheers go to Mr. Uze in his near impossible task to slow down Freescale market share losses around the world. He has at least 9 Japanese companies with higher market share, competing for the same Japanese market among others.

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Juan Valdez   12/31/2010 1:19:04 PM
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Only time will tell. Seems this bloke has a tenacity to push the limits of what is possible. I applaud the fearless nature of his spirit to climb that unclimbable mountain. I'm betting that passion gets him, and his team, to the summit.

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junko.yoshida   12/28/2010 3:19:01 PM
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Will do. It's a promise -- we will revisit the story. Thanks for reminding; we should do a much better job in follow up what we reported!

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Patty N   12/28/2010 2:50:18 PM
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Excellent article. Thanks for sharing. I admire David's hardworking spirit- just what I learned while working and living in Japan.

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Robotics Developer   12/28/2010 4:16:03 AM
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I must agree that the Japanese rely heavily on relationships and that takes time. Given the enthusiasm that Uzi has shown he has a good chance if given the time and patience needed. I would like to see a followup to this article in say 1 year? It would be nice to hear "the rest of the story"! Thanks for an insightful look on this interesting person.

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daleste   12/27/2010 5:47:43 PM
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When I worked for Motorola many years ago, I visited customers in Japan to promote our products and offer new designs to their specifications. They were very polite with us even though they gave us ice coffee and blew cigarette smoke in our faces. They would entertain our offers and then decide to go with a solution from a Japanese competitor. I hope things have changed some and Freescale will be able to do more business in Japan.

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Dave.Dykstra   12/24/2010 5:08:54 AM
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Excellent profile of Uze. I agree with Luis comments. It certainly looks as though Uze has his work cut out for him, but that he understands that and is more than ready to get on with it.

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Luis Sanchez   12/24/2010 2:14:15 AM
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Thanks for sharing this with us Junko! It is always very interesting to read about the business man in the hi-tech companies. This character seems quite the real thing as you mention and I like the goal of Uze, which is to motivate the employees of Freescale to work as hard as he. Appreciate it if you're able to provide more interesting portraits of the players in the industry.

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