Motorola looks set to slash its Mac-compatible operations following its recent licensing feud with Apple.
Senior engineers at the Motorola Computer Group have been told of a cutback in their division, US reports said. Although Apple has given into pressure and licensed its next generation Mac OS to clonemaker Umax, Motorola still does not have a deal. And another Motorola subsidiary, the semiconductor group - which makes the PowerPC processors at the heart of the Mac and its clones - has recently indicated that it will refocus its efforts on non-PC areas.
Motorola suspended shipment of its new Mac clone range, the Starmax 6000, last week after it failed to persuade Apple's acting chief executive to license the Mac OS. But now it seems it will go further and may close down the clone division altogether.
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