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Is IBM handing over key IC technology to China?

Is IBM handing over technology to China?
10/19/2009 03:00 PM EDT
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Semiconductor Design Engineer   10/19/2009 6:55:10 PM
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Think through the consequences? What do they care, their a big multinational company, if it makes money for them, I'm sure that's all the justification they need.

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ryankenny   10/19/2009 7:10:46 PM
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The one reason this should probably be encouraged is that it offers China the opportunity to transfer technology the 'right' way, rather than the 'wrong' way. The more long-term technology transfer contracts we have in place with China, the more leverage we have over them to terminate all transfers unless they play fair on cloning, counterfeiting, brand dilution, etc.

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mark.lapedus   10/19/2009 7:55:25 PM
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IBM has struck its second major chip deal in China, leaving some to wonder if Big Blue is handing over technology to that nation without thinking about the possible consequences. Do you agree or disagree? Are we handing over our future to China?

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WaveMan0   10/20/2009 1:54:27 AM
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ryankenny: "The one reason this should probably be encouraged..." Dream on! Right way, or wrong way, China will do what ever it takes to "acquire" technical know how, being it semiconductor, automotive, software, etc. How does this give us leverage over China? In time they will take IBM's licensed foundry processes as a knowledge base, throw resources/$$$ at it, and jettison IBM. If the Chinese don't play fair in a few years, see ya IBM! Just look at China's insatiable appetite for natural resources like oil. They will make deals with evil regimes like Sudan and Iran to please themselves. No regard for what these regimnes do to their own citizens. Wake up America!

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jer9ball   10/20/2009 6:05:49 AM
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Based on their track record, I think IBM has a good idea when to license/sell/divest various technologies and products. I'm sure the decision will work out well for IBM, and that's all they need to consider. Considering that the readership of EETimes is global in nature, I'm not sure how to answer "are WE handing over our future to China?".

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jackOfManyTrades   10/20/2009 8:31:21 AM
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jer9ball makes a good point. I'm not in America, but read EETimes, too. I've made a similar point to this before and no doubt, I'll make it again: we Europeans are charactured by Americans for being a bit left wing, yet time and time again I read articles in like this in EETimes, which show that you American's really don't get capitalism and free trade at all. I wonder where your characture of a right wing, freedom-loving nation come from? It certainly isn't presented in the pages of EETimes.

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JamieYang   10/20/2009 10:41:24 AM
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The case is just a fair commercial deal. There is no pie in the sky. If we all keep technology secret,no communicate, how can we move forward? If American wonder future,you should move forward/make better&stronger. This is a correct/active attitude.

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Bryan 93 ?   10/20/2009 12:48:43 PM
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jackOfManyTrades, "which show that you American's really don't get capitalism and free trade at all". Nothing like generalizing the knowledge of a population of 300 million from a few articles in a generally liberal magazine. Most all of us "get it', but many don't agree with it.

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jackOfManyTrades   10/21/2009 7:13:39 AM
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Bryan 93 ? - "Nothing like generalizing the knowledge of a population of 300 million from a few articles in a generally liberal magazine". A fair point. I guess I am generalising from many articles in this magazine and the vast majority of comments posted underneath them.

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microe   10/21/2009 5:25:13 PM
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I have seen editors of EEtimes used this dark, negative-colored picture often when they reported stories about China. I wonder what they are trying to indicate by using such a negative picture.

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