Motorola Sends The G4 Packing!

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  1. DaveGee macrumors 6502a

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    The G4 has been sent packing....

    Proof: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&safe=off&q=Motorola+Kuala+Lumpur+MPC745x

    Did they send the G4 packing because Apple is going IBM? Discuss, speculate, fight and bicker as needed. :D

    Dave
     
  2. UnixMac macrumors 6502

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    Re: Motorola Sends The G4 Packing!

    I think they did it to save money, plain and simple......this is the trend for the past two decades.
     
  3. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    I must not be fully comprehending what this means... to me it just sounds like they're moving production to another plant.
     
  4. rice_web macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, it sounds like they are merely moving production to another facility. The Apollo is a big hit for Motorola the last I had heard, so I'd sincerely doubt that they've cut it.
     
  5. nixd2001 macrumors regular

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    Sure sounds like they've just changed where they build them. It's certainly not an announcement about discontinuinng production.
    Seems a bit of non-news to me.
     
  6. daRAT macrumors regular

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    I agree, it is a consolidation announcement.

    *yawn* :D
     
  7. sonofeyelikeart macrumors newbie

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    It was probably just cheaper to manufacture in Asia. This doesn't seem to signify anything to me.
     
  8. TMay macrumors 68000

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    ...a long time ago...

    ... I machined parts for a company that made lead frame trim and form machines. Motorola was their biggest customer. Most of the machines went to Malaysia.

    What this generally meant then was that the production was generally trouble free and in volume.

    The only speculation I would make from this is that capacity would be freed up for ramp up of follow on parts (7470?) and that prices on G4's might drop to a price favorable to inclusion in iBooks.

    Other than these observations...I'll hold on to my $.02 for awhile...
     
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  10. szark macrumors 68030

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    This has nothing to do with IBM.

    "Final Test" refers to verification of completed parts after they have finished the manufacturing process. They are simply relocating this portion of the process to a different facility (most likely to save money).

    "Burn-in" generally involves putting the chip through its paces for a short length of time to work out any potential failures.
     

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