Qualcomm met with Broadcom
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:06

Qualcomm met with Broadcom


The board will discuss the next step

Valentine’s Day was quite hot as both Qualcomm and Broadcom senior management discussed the Broadcom acquisition proposal.

Broadcom plans to raise Qualcomm bid
Published in News
Monday, 05 February 2018 12:17

Broadcom plans to raise Qualcomm bid


$120 billion offer

Broadcom plans to unveil a new  $120 billion offer for Qualcomm in an attempt to pressure the US rival to the negotiating table.

Samsung extends cross license with Qualcomm
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 02 February 2018 11:10

Samsung extends cross license with Qualcomm


Enemy of my enemy

Samsung is about to launch the Galaxy S9 and the US and Chinese version will use the Snapdragon 845. Samsung has been fighting Qualcomm with its own Exynos but the global patent cross-license agreement as well as a multi-year strategic relationship agreement sends a strong no-buy message to Broadcom.

Broadcom faces antitrust investigation
Published in News
Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:41

Broadcom faces antitrust investigation


Qualcomm takeover just became more complicated

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, in an antitrust investigation which could make any merger with Qualcomm a little more difficult.

Qualcomm forecasts bright future
Published in News
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 16:44

Qualcomm forecasts bright future


Updated: Fending off Broadcom

The financial future for Qualcomm in FY2019 is bright, according to a statement the company released today.

Intel knocked off number one chip slot
Published in News
Thursday, 04 January 2018 18:43

Intel knocked off number one chip slot


Samsung beats Chipzilla up

Figures just in from the Gartner Group showed that Samsung was the leader in chip sales in 2017.

Broadcom buying Qualcomm just won’t happen
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:13

Broadcom buying Qualcomm just won’t happen


Fudzilla asked around

Over the last few weeks we've met with a few dozen Qualcomm and industry C level executives and of course discussed the potential Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm. The general conclusion is that this won't happen as Broadcom might profit from it at the big expense of Qualcomm.

Broadcom may fire a third of Qualcomm staff
Published in News
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 12:52

Broadcom may fire a third of Qualcomm staff


Comment: This is not a merger it is an asset strip

It is starting to look like Broadcom's take over of Qualcomm will be less of a merger and more of an asset strip.

Broadcom prepares for board room battle for Qualcomm
Published in News


Hostile bid begins

Chipmaker Broadcom will take its first formal step on Monday toward a hostile bid to take over Qualcomm and will unveiling nominees who Qualcomm shareholders can vote on to replace the US semiconductor company’s board of directors.

Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm appears to be about Apple
Published in Processors


Comment: Don your tin foil hat

This morning Apple’s official news agency Reuters ran a yarn about how beautiful life will be if Broadcom takes over Qualcomm.