Infineon Moves to Put Wireless Biz on the Block

Infineon, one of the top five wireless chipmakers, has hired J.P. Morgan to seek a buyer for its wireless chip business, according to the Financial Times. Will Infineon be any more successful than Freescale or Texas Instruments, which tried and failed to sell their wireless businesses?…

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Intel May Buy Infineon's Mobile Chip Business

Intel is rumored to be looking to buy German chip maker Infineon's mobile chip business. The chip giant is trying to diversify beyond its core PC and server markets into new, fast-growing mobile markets. The company is woefully behind ARM-based rivals such as Qualcomm.…

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Aluminum: Canary in the Tech Mine

Alcoa, the world's largest aluminum company, this week slashed its growth forecast and suspended its stock repurchasing program, battening down the hatches as the global credit crunch continues to hurt demand. My feeling is that aluminum is the canary in the coal mine and is foretelling tough times ahead for both the consumer electronics and computer hardware sectors.…

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