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Ericsson says looking at all solutions for ST-Ericsson

STOCKHOLM, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Telecoms gear maker Ericsson

said on Tuesday it was looking at every optionregarding the future of its loss-making chip-making jointventure ST-Ericsson.

Parents Ericsson and STMicroelectronics saidearlier in the day they were working with an external advisor todetermine the best course for ST-Ericsson.

"We are looking at all possible solutions," Ola Rembe, headof media relations for Ericsson, said.

(Reporting by Olof Swahnberg)

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