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January 2, 2019

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Todd Ballew

Are Long-Term Agreements a Good Thing?

I remember a few years ago when Apple, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) committed to spending $3.9 billion over the next couple years with several advanced display manufacturers. In the release of its first-quarter results, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, stated that the company had executed long-term agreements (LTAs) with multiple vendors to .

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Factory Worker Screwing Mount to Circuit Board

PUBLISHED

December 10, 2018

Author

Todd Ballew

Planning for the Afterlife

Regardless of your market sector, at some point you’ll need to make the decision: Keep a product on life support or pull the plug? Most semiconductor manufacturers hope to keep their product designs alive until either the competition outdesigns and underprices them or the demand evaporates. When either will happen, .

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