We explain how idempotents in homotopy groups give rise to splittings of homotopy categories of modules over commutative $S$-algebras, and we observe that there are naturally occurring equivariant examples involving idempotents in Burnside rings. We then give a version of the Landweber exact functor theorem that applies to $MU$-modules.
Homology, Homotopy and Applications, Vol. 3(2), 2001, pp. 355-359
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