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The Dr Bob
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The Dr Bob   7/19/2011 8:31:09 AM
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Speaking as an engineer in an industry where longterm continuance of supply is a concern I view fablite with a jaundiced eye. Freescale and NXP specifically are to be avoided as they may not be around in 10 years and that sort of risk is to be avoided.

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selinz   7/19/2011 1:50:53 AM
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Thanks for a balanced view. It's really about winning new business. We've certainly seen Motorola setting itself up for building market share in the next few years. I don't know how much Freescale is in the middle. Freescale has to push hard on some of their innovation that's been percolating in recent years.

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abraxalito   7/19/2011 12:43:04 AM
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If the 'problem' with Freescale's debt load is that people are 'uncomfortable' with it, then discussing the details won't change their feelings. But what if its not 'revulsion' to their debt load at all but sheer common sense? The problem with attributing Freescale's survival in 2009 to 'a miracle' is that nobody knows what they did right. That does not bode well for management's overall strategy for navigating future storms.

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