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Qualcomm increases NXP offer to $44 billion amidst Broadcom drama

Qualcomm’s increasing its original bid by 16%.

Earlier this month, Qualcomm remained resilient against Broadcom by declining the company’s second buyout offer of $ 121 million. Shortly after this, Qualcomm has increased its offer to NXP by 16% in an attempt to get Broadcom off of its back.

NXP is a Dutch semiconductor business that’s primarily involved with the creation of infotainment systems in automobiles, and this bid increase would see Qualcomm pay $ 127.50 per each  [Read More…]

Qualcomm remains open to Broadcom buyout if offered more cash

When will this back and forth end?

Another day, another possibility that Qualcomm may eventually sell to Broadcom.

Reports of Broadcom being interested in acquiring Qualcomm first appeared in early November of 2017, but Qualcomm’s Board of Directors turned down the initial offering of $ 105 billion. Broadcom came back with a counter-offer of $ 121 billion, but even so, Qualcomm still refused to sell.

On February 16, 2018, Qualcomm’s Chairman of the Board, Paul Jacobs, sent  [Read More…]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know

The latest flagship SoC is here, and here are all the details.

Qualcomm, the semiconductor giant currently embroiled in lawsuits with Apple and a potential merger with Broadcom, has announced that its newest flagship platform, the Snapdragon 845, will be coming to devices in early 2018.

Top 5 reasons to get excited about the Snapdragon 845

While the system-on-a-chip, which combines the computing, graphics, modem and other essential components of a mobile processor, will only be available  [Read More…]

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s second offer to buy the company

Despite increasing its offer by $ 16 billion, Qualcomm still refuses to sell to Broadcom.

Ever since early November of last year, there have been talks of Broadcom being interested in acquiring chip-maker Qualcomm. The deal was turned down by Qualcomm’s Board of Directors later that same month, but a report quickly followed this up suggesting that Qualcomm would reconsider its decision if Broadcom offered more money.

Broadcom recently came back to Qualcomm with a new offer  [Read More…]

Qualcomm gets 5G commitments from major carriers and phone makers, with a few exceptions

Qualcomm is preemptively boasting about its 5G advantages — because it can.

Qualcomm today announced that it has received intense interest from worldwide telecom operators and equipment manufacturers, including smartphone makers like LG and HTC, to test its burgeoning X50 5G platform, which is set to be released next year.

The move from LTE to 5G promises to bring enormous improvements to speed, capacity, and latency in the worlds of fixed and mobile wireless service. It also  [Read More…]

Google and Qualcomm are poised to put assistants in all the things

Get ready, because little digital helpers are going to be in a lot of the things you buy next year.

You know what I want? I want a microwave oven that has Wi-Fi, a really good speaker, a small touchscreen and Google Assistant. I can make my Hot Pockets while listening to some music, and even tell my little digital buddy to add Pizza Rolls to the shopping list or to turn the heat up a little  [Read More…]

Qualcomm appoints Cristiano R. Amon as its new president

Starting January 4, 2018, Cristiano R. Amon will take charge as the new president of Qualcomm.

This past year has been a pretty rough one for Qualcomm, and things likely won’t let up anytime soon going into 2018. However, as the company does head into the new year, it’ll be doing so under the leadership of a new president.

On December 27, 2017, Qualcomm announced that Executive Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies and President of QCT, Cristiano  [Read More…]

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s 11 nominees for its board of directors

Qualcomm’s current board will be nominated for re-election for another year.

At Qualcomm’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Broadcom and Silver Lake Partners approached the chip-maker with 11 nominees that were recommended to replace Qualcomm’s current board of directors. Following a review of the candidates it was presented with, Qualcomm chose to reject the offer.

Qualcomm’s reasoning for this is that the nominees are “inherently conflicted and would not bring incremental skills or expertise to the Qualcomm  [Read More…]

Qualcomm and MediaTek announce support for Android Oreo (Go edition) devices

During its Tech Summit, Qualcomm shared more details about its upcoming initiatives. For example, the chip giant announced support for Google’s newly launched Android Oreo (Go edition). Part of the Android 8.1 Oreo rollout, the Go edition is a light version of Android Oreo which has been optimized for smartphones with 1GB of RAM or […]

Apple wins two patent rulings against Qualcomm

Apple and Qualcomm’s ongoing patent wars have netted two victories for Apple.

Qualcomm’s processors — at the very least, its modems — are key for any LTE-connected device in today’s world. Beyond the high quality of the radios, Qualcomm is also the only company that licenses the CDMA technology that Sprint and Verizon use for their 2G and 3G networks. Earlier this year, Apple and Qualcomm began a legal battle over Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) patents that stated  [Read More…]