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8/24/2011 02:44 PM EDT
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chanj0
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chanj0   8/24/2011 4:34:41 PM
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Wireless and mobile are no doubt a growing technology. As more people go mobile, the demand of bandwidth is going to be higher in both wireless and wireline infrastructure. In addition, the smart delivery of content is crucial to the excellency of user experience. What's freescale position in in-home network?

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selinz   8/24/2011 6:56:27 PM
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Seems like the situation could get worse rather than better. Each mobile manufacturer makes his own demands for custom interfaces and designs...

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LarryM99   8/25/2011 2:27:44 AM
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Service providers are actually moving in the opposite direction as they reduce competition. Cellular in the US is moving to a duopoly, and cable networks are more interested in choking off competitors like Netflix than spending on infrastructure to please their captive customer bases. The only real competition would be municipal Internet, and they are working the government at the state and federal levels to choke that off. Unfortunately, the passive consumer of media described here is much less capable of working around those toll booths. Dedicated devices are much less flexible than general-purpose computing platforms (i.e. PCs). Larry M.

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seaEE   8/25/2011 3:22:41 AM
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It sounds like Freescale has a strategy. I hope they thrive.

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asimecs   8/25/2011 4:36:03 PM
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It's interesting that he wants to work with white box makers instead of brand name guys. This is the MediaTek style strategy. Can it work for an American company from afar? I have heard of how many people MediaTek has on the ground to deal with the white box guys. But they are doing it from Taiwan, which is so close to China. We shall see.

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elctrnx_lyf   8/25/2011 7:19:12 PM
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Great to see Freescale is thinking about post PC era already. With right strategy and right investment Freescale has potential to reach a number one position in next 5 years.

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Robotics Developer   8/25/2011 9:28:58 PM
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It is both interesting and illustrative to see Freescale's stating the company's approach to for their future roadmap. I may not know if it is right or wrong but I am interested in understanding the direction. Is there similar statements for future direction plans by others in the industry? It would be very interesting to compare and contrast the various approaches.

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Ajmal182   8/26/2011 3:45:53 AM
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I see great potential in Freescale's i.MX Application processors. Theyy are getting more and more powerful! Seen the i.MX6? It has 1-4 cores. I would still buy a no brand chinese tablet instead of the ipad2 with such a processor. It's a good strategy, as Freescale can win big with these no brand tablets.

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wilber_xbox   8/27/2011 6:26:54 PM
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I donot think of this as a strategy but just reiterating what other companies actually are taking their business towards. Everything smart, connected and content specific.

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Dave.Dykstra   8/27/2011 9:42:22 PM
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It looks like maybe they're getting things on track, although a bit later than some others. Hopefully this will pay off for them.

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