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Report: Samsung, Toshiba ink foundry deal

12/24/2010 05:00 PM EST
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UdaraW
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UdaraW   12/27/2010 8:01:36 PM
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Interesting point eewiz. One can not help but notice how traditional Japanese companies are allowing their manufacturing bases to be diluted. Low cost, yes, yet the shift of the bargaining power in the market should be a significant concern in such a move. Especially, considering that Samsung and Toshiba have been bitter rivals in the past decade or so. I view this as a risky move by Toshiba in any case. Unless, Toshibha uses this leverage to build on some of its other niches in manufacturing, this move might prove wrong in the long run. Other than opening up more breathing space for Toshiba to develop its speciality businesses, what other strategic objectives can this move serve?

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chanj0   12/27/2010 4:45:30 PM
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The industry is cost driven. In order to stay competitive, Toshiba has to reduce the cost of production. If someone, like Samsung, can do it better and cheaper than them, Toshiba will outsource the operation. Manufacturing will always go to the country who can manufacture in a lower cost. China owns the manufacturing industry today. 10-20 years from today, who knows who's going to own it?

eewiz
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eewiz   12/27/2010 4:57:28 AM
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Japan is also gradually losing manufacturing to Korea and China. Cant they at-least learn from what happened in US?

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Warren3   12/24/2010 10:36:13 PM
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When Sony and Elpida sign on that's when it gets [really] interessting.

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