Slumping Tiger, Driven Dragon

Article that quotes David saying that MOT will move much (all) of its manufacturing to China.
MOT hasn’t of course, and while I may have egg on my face for the prediction (especially since MOT is for all intents an purposes bailing out of its PRC semiconductor commitments,) I still believe that Motorola needs to accept the fact that China is and continues to be its competitive advantage. The company only has a short time left to leverage that advantage. Most Japanese mobile phone manufacturers are here, the Koreans are setting up shop, and even NOK starting to outsource in the PRC.

Perhaps the new adult supervision at Motorola will change things. Anyway, read the original quote at this posting at


About David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.
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