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Report: Renesas Mobile up for sale in re-org

6/19/2012 10:13 AM EDT
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re: Report: Renesas Mobile up for sale in re-org
WW Thinker   6/23/2012 1:22:10 PM
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You are partly correct. If the engineers in the previously of Nokia team are so skilled and talented, why couldn't Nokia sell them for a lot more money. Considering the history of WWAN evolution and the commercial success, it is not hard to draw the conclusion that European smiconductor vendors are falling behind in terms of the ability to offer WWAN solutions that are price and performance competitive. ST-E is another good example and perhaps the next one to fall. On top, Renesas Mobile never made the effort to give this baby a real chance for long-term prosperity. Since the beginning, spending was not controlled, especially those of marketing & sales nature. Just look at how any offices there are at Renesas Mobile worldwide. Those are good money which can be used to keep good engineers, to pay for good R&D. Like Sony Ericsson, Renesas Mobile has more than one head of state, hence who is realling driving the company. It was a disaster and money wasting exercise almost from the beginning. If it still has good IPs, someone (Apple?) should be willing to pick it up for cheap.

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Peter Clarke   6/20/2012 10:52:37 AM
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@GeeKv2 There is a difference between innovation and commercial success. My concern would be that Renesas Mobile may be facing many of the same problems that are faced by ST-Ericsson.

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GeeKv2   6/20/2012 7:06:08 AM
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I think its wrong to say that they dont have skilled manpower. These are the same people who worked for Nokia's modem division and have a lot of experience.

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Tatsuo Kobayashi   6/20/2012 1:03:11 AM
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Renesas neither has money nor the required skilled manpower to compete and survive against the likes of Qualcomm and Nvidia. Better they sell it off. Question is, who will buy it?

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re: Report: Renesas Mobile up for sale in re-org
krisi   6/19/2012 12:14:03 PM
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Closing 12 plants is a major move but will it be sufficient...what is the new plan for Renesas mobile? Kris

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