Freescale Exits Handset Business, Banks on Basestations

October 2008
Portable Design;Oct/Nov2008, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p6
The article reports on the plan of Freescale Semiconductor Inc. to move out from the mobile handset chip business. It cites that due to the increasing competition and weakening of sales, the company will decide whether to continue venturing in market after 60 to 90 days. The company has declared that it will cut its work force worldwide by 10% but engineers involved in designing cell phones products will not be included.


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