The semiconductor division of Motorola has gone out of its way to categorically deny any suggestion that it is in discussions with Intel to sell off any of its products or facilities.
That follows rumours last week that it and Intel were in discussions, sparked by an insider in Europe.
Said Larry Barton, VP of communications and public affairs at Motorola US: "Motorola, Inc, typically does not reply to rumours of this kind.
"However, in this case we are making an exception. We categorically deny any suggestions that we are in discussions with Intel."
Last week, Intel said it was not prepared to comment on speculation about possible discussions it was having with Motorola.
Motorola now seems to want to squash such rumours completely.
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