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Tiger2
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re: Brazilian chip vendor names new CEO
Tiger2   8/17/2010 9:01:40 PM
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The only RFID chip that CEITEC offers is from X-FAB Germany with a low level encapsulation in Brazil. The CEITEC fab is not operational for any NPI products in volume production and full bringup will be subject to the results of the government elections which could seriously delay bringing any local designed RFID designs into a yet to be commissioned facility. It is still purely an R&D aggregation center with no clear momentum and uncertain goverment backing

nicolas.mokhoff
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re: Brazilian chip vendor names new CEO
nicolas.mokhoff   8/11/2010 11:49:23 PM
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I have seen emerging hi-tech countries go the RFID route. Russia's government silicon fabs are making headway with STMicorelectronics. Brazil may have a better chance. It has less corruption and more reasons for companies to invest than Russia ever had or probably ever will.

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re: Brazilian chip vendor names new CEO
mcgrathdylan   8/11/2010 5:21:07 PM
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Yeah, the $250 million is what has been invested in getting Ceitec up and running, etc. I believe they still have quite a bit of that money. The RFID tag was just the first product from the company and what the government hopes will be a small step on the way to building a thriving industry.

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re: Brazilian chip vendor names new CEO
aotearoan   8/11/2010 2:52:24 PM
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You missed the point. It is not about cattle, nor RFID. It is about establishing an industry, in an up and coming country. And some governments are good at that - follow Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China. Even in lands of Anglo-Saxon capitalism, governments used to do the same - and still do. Freemarketeers today often go overboard - look at the fate of Lucent and Nortel in US and Canada.

Neo10
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re: Brazilian chip vendor names new CEO
Neo10   8/11/2010 3:18:35 AM
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For a tenth of that cost they could have procured all the RFID their cattle ever needed. Not unusual this is how governments run companies.



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