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resistion
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re: Report: Hynix, Globalfoundries in talks to buy Elpida
resistion   5/23/2012 2:16:25 AM
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Maybe after bondholder displeasure, it was arranged to have other parties participate to buy pieces so that the total package is enough for the debt, but the amount to pay per party is less?

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re: Report: Hynix, Globalfoundries in talks to buy Elpida
mcgrathdylan   5/22/2012 9:53:45 PM
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Apparently Micron's offer was better than the Hony/TPG one. But I haven't heard specifically why. Part of the deal Micron made, as I understand it, was agreeing to keep Elpida's Hiroshima fab open.

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re: Report: Hynix, Globalfoundries in talks to buy Elpida
elctrnx_lyf   5/22/2012 12:35:12 PM
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Is Elpida is a really good buy for Micron/Hynix?

ibm221
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re: Report: Hynix, Globalfoundries in talks to buy Elpida
ibm221   5/22/2012 5:14:20 AM
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coz micron is very selfish/greedy, don't want to see other folks benefit from it... typical inland farmer logic ?

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re: Report: Hynix, Globalfoundries in talks to buy Elpida
joshxdr   5/22/2012 3:24:04 AM
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When Qimonda went under, Micron and others were able to hire the ex-Qimonda engineers they wanted most, and TI bought all the equipment from their Richmond fab at very good prices. Micron can benefit from the Elpida implosion the same way. I don't understand why buying a disfunctional company and assuming all of their debts is a good thing. Let the company liquidate and acquire the pieces you really want.

resistion
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re: Report: Hynix, Globalfoundries in talks to buy Elpida
resistion   5/22/2012 12:43:27 AM
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I suppose this would be allowed if Micron's offer was actually rejected. What happened to the bid from Hony/TPG?

ibm221
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re: Report: Hynix, Globalfoundries in talks to buy Elpida
ibm221   5/22/2012 12:22:16 AM
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Hony could join as well, pick up a R&D site... this elephant is too large for any one hyaena.

ibm221
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re: Report: Hynix, Globalfoundries in talks to buy Elpida
ibm221   5/22/2012 12:18:57 AM
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this is a better idea, MU don't have to leave the game, they can pick up some mobile tech etc. a yard sell in the end.

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re: Report: Hynix, Globalfoundries in talks to buy Elpida
Bruzzer   5/22/2012 12:03:14 AM
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I've suggested before the DRAM, in fact memory industry generally, needs to coordinate into an association for the specific purpose of educating government oversight on the need for a DRAM and perhaps NAND Flash price floor. At the trailing edge of the CMOS cost curve moving to disruptive memory technologies, materials and structures, something has got to offset the price of development. Agreement on price floor(s) can offset development investment while deterring the collusive price fix by recognizing the actual economics of a sustainable business. And regardless of the supply that results because it may still be excessive can stabilize procurement into future time. This is not to suggest that end buyers should pay more. End buyers should pay no more than an adequate competitive profit for components that support industry sustainability and reinvention required through a phase transition. Mike Bruzzone, Camp Marketing

mcgrathdylan
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re: Report: Hynix, Globalfoundries in talks to buy Elpida
mcgrathdylan   5/21/2012 10:33:21 PM
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Is this going to turn into a bidding war? Analysts said Micron buying Elpida would be good for DRAM as a whole. If indeed Hynix and Globalfoundries but the company's assets, is it still good news for the DRAM industry?



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