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Infineon set to focus on capacity before acquisitions

8/31/2010 02:53 PM EDT
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re: Infineon set to focus on capacity before acquisitions
UdaraW   8/31/2010 9:39:12 PM
While not having any background in finance/accounting, I do view, the give away of 33% of your revenue stream as more of a survival tactic than a strategic re-positioning. De-investing, one may call it. It appears that Infineon has been facing some cash-flow issues in the past few months while emerging from the recession. For an example, if you happen to visit their website [on www.infineon.com], one thing you would observe is, that there are more links aimed at upholding investor relations than the number of links that aim to create market demand and improve market statute of the company. When it is not new for a public company to have some form of investor relations tabs in their website, this I feel, demonstrates a bit of desperation for cash.

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re: Infineon set to focus on capacity before acquisitions
Warren3   8/31/2010 5:54:09 PM
What is Infineon's cash position overall? Given the times we are facing maybe having [more] cash in the bank makes more sense to them than the revenue stream.... From an earlier news item here in EE Times the WLS division that was sold was providing nearly one third of Infineon's $3Billion Euro revenue stream and had a positive cash flow. Seems like a lot to give up just now... but if you want to come out of a downturn "swinging" in the field of your primary competency it could make sense.

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