I am not saying this because of the decision to close. They spent a ton of money to start an addition to the building, another small fortune upgrading the system software for Apopka, THEN they decide to close the doors. They are masters of wasting big money.
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But why deinstall and reinstall the Farmer's Branch equipment, ship it to Florida and then reinstall when the BAW mfg facility is nearby. R&D can still be done in Farmers Branch. People upstairs blew a sigh of relief when it was said only manufacturing was going away, but be realistic, long term Apopka/Orlando will be nothing more than Chelmsford or the old Triquint NC facility. And maybe not really that for long since there is not a competitor with a Fab nearby to steal designers from like the other offices have.
Yet another incredibly poor Qorvo senior mgmt decision. FL facility should be converted to Filter R&D facility for Qorvo using a little of the excess FB BAW equipment. This would dramatically improve focus of filter development and time to market by removing disruptive development activities from the TX and NC production fabs. Wasting assets that could improve company performance seems to be the norm for this company.
Many very poor senior management decisions since Qorvo was formed. These poor decisions from both the RFMD and TriQuint management killed the Sawrek facility which could have been very profitable for the company. Qorvo senior management’s only hope at this point is an acquisition.
Stop deleting my posts. On the road thinking of you boys and gals in apoopka
Don't forget the 14 million dollar stepper that's showing up tomorrow!