August 24, 2001

How would a Motorola sell-off impact IBM, Apple and AMD?

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes, "Motorola has said that it will sell or float its semiconductor division that creates PowerPC chips if it does not show significantly increased profits within a set -- as yet undisclosed -- time period, according to published reports. Although some observers suggest that Motorola may instead choose to spin-off the semiconductor unit and possibly even establish an IPO for the division, others speculate that a third-party buyout is more likely. The semiconductor industry is already on schedule to explode with exciting next-generation offerings from each of the major players, and Motorola's announcement only adds to this drama." The column is at osOpinion.


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