Hedge fund Jana Partners said in April that Qualcomm would make a pile more dosh if it just stuck to being a patent troll and stopped trying to flog "essentially worthless" chips.
Apparently Qualcomm thought about it. Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs the idea has been talked about for a long time, but came to the conclusion that the status quo contained a lot more "synergies." Apparently synergies are a good thing to have about the place, particularly if you have a breeding pair.
Jacobs was less optimistic about Jana Partners' idea which was apparently full of dissynergies which might eat the synergies – or just diss them in public.
Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs said all this intensifying industry competition was not enough to spin off his chip business from its patent-licensing business.
Jacobs said, however, that the company is always evaluating its options and that the situation could change in the future, so maybe there a future for a Qualcomm troll walloping other companies with dissynergies.