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Siemens Denies Sale Rumors

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Jan 20, 2005, 4:06 PM   by (staff)

In an effort to squash ongoing rumors, Siemens has stated that they are not looking to sell their mobile phone division, despite its poor financial performance. The head of Siemens' Works Council, Ralf Heckmann, said "We are not talking about the sale of the unit, but discussing overall problems within the Communications unit," referring to ongoing meetings at the company. An official announcement regarding their decision is expected January 27 at the annual shareholders' meeting. This week Siemens has been plagued by rumors first that they were shutting down their mobile division, then that they were selling the division to LG. Today LG also denied that is in talks with Siemens, saying it has no interest in buying the German handset maker. Last month Ningbo Bird, which manufactures some Siemens phones, also had to deny it was in talks to buy Siemens' mobile business.

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Jan 20, 2005, 5:15 PM

Never have I, never...

😈 Its no wonder people get confused and may think thier selling, who hasnt or isnt going to within the past 12 months. 😉
DukeBlazinsticks said:
😈 Its no wonder people get confused and may think thier selling, who hasnt or isnt going to within the past 12 months. 😉
I can tell you this: If Siemens decides to cell its handset d...

Jan 29, 2005, 7:38 PM

Siemens weighs its future.

I was just reading about how Siemens hasn't decided what to do with its mobile division. The division employs 10,000 workers and recently announced a $187 million dollar loss. The company's CEO is trying to decide whether to let another company buy it out directly, go into a partnership with another mobile manufactuer (NEC of Japan, LG of South Korea, and Ningo Bird of China) for an infusion of funds, or close the division altogether. I sure hope the last option never becomes a reality.

Jan 21, 2005, 11:08 AM

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Jan 20, 2005, 8:34 PM

How Will This affect the US market?

I am just wondering what Siemens sale or non-sale will do to the US.

I am not sure how many people own Siemens phones, but they don't really have a stake in the US cellphone market like Nokia, Samsung, etc.

actually siemens sells quite a few models thru cingular, and one or two through t-mobile as well. in general that still doesn't compare to their sales in other gsm markets. despite better sales outside the US, it's been quite some time since siemens w...
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