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Renesas: A three-horn dilemma with a three-prong solution

10/2/2011 07:41 PM EDT
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krisi
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krisi   10/4/2011 2:25:57 PM
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I have this dillema: is it trilemma or dillema? ;-)...never thought about having to check dictionary while reading EE Times A trilemma is a difficult choice from three options, each of which is (or appears) unacceptable or unfavourable. There are two logically equivalent ways in which to express a trilemma: it can be expressed as a choice among three unfavourable options, one of which must be chosen, or as a choice among three favourable options, only two of which are possible at the same time. The term derives from the much older term dilemma, a choice between two or more difficult or unfavourable alternatives. The earliest recorded use of the term was by the British preacher Philip Henry in 1672, and later, apparently independently, by the preacher Isaac Watts in 1725.[1] Contents [hide]

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KB3001   10/4/2011 11:58:28 AM
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Very generic talk about future product strategy from where I sit. The redundancy plans are interesting though.

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vspatri   10/4/2011 2:11:18 AM
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The word you are looking for is trilemma - a three horned dilemma is just plain awkward. That said, Renesas seems to have chosen an interesting course - only time will tell if it will work.

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krisi   10/3/2011 10:53:53 PM
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Smart society is an intriguing vision for the company but whether they will be able to pull it off remains to be seen...good luck, Kris

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JStav   10/3/2011 3:37:36 PM
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Renesas had significant issues even prior to the arrival of the "three-horn dilemma." I wonder if they will be able to pull through? They do make great products, yet profitability is tenuous at best for them.

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