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Broadcom’s BCM4389 debuts in Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, bringing WiFi 6E support

To kick off the New Year, the WiFi Alliance announced that it has begun to certify products for WiFi 6E. Now, Broadcom has revealed that the company’s BCM4389 chip will enable WiFi 6E in the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The news means Samsung’s newest flagship is the first (and so far only) smartphone to feature WiFi 6E,...

Broadcom aims to settle EU antitrust probe with offer to scrap exclusivity deals

U.S. chipmaker Broadcom, one of the biggest suppliers of Wi-Fi/Bluetooth modems and SoCs for TVs around the world, has offered to scrap its exclusivity deals with TV and modem makers in an attempt to settle an ongoing EU antitrust investigation against the company. The European Commission kicked off the antitrust probe back in June last...

New Kr00K vulnerability affects many devices with Broadcom and Cypress Wi-Fi chips

ESET, an Internet security company that offers anti-virus products, just publicly disclosed a vulnerability in Wi-Fi chips made by Broadcom and Cypress. The vulnerability, which ESET calls "Kr00K," allows for the unauthorized decryption of WPA2-encrypted network traffic. Devices with Broadcom and Cypress FullMac Wi-Fi chips, which, according to ESET, are found in the Amazon Echo/Kindle,...

Broadcom’s new BCM4389 chip brings Wi-Fi 6E support to smartphones

Wi-Fi 6E is an extension to the Wi-Fi 6 standard and it lets devices operate in the 6 GHz spectrum. An additional 1200MHz can be split into fourteen 80MHz or seven wider 160MHz channels, thus offering higher throughputs. It was announced just over a month ago by the Wi-Fi Alliance, but the FCC still hasn't...

White House Blocks Broadcom’s Proposed Acquisition of Qualcomm, Citing National Security

In a stunning announcement today, the Trump Administration has officially blocked Singapore-based Broadcom's proposed acquisition of rival U.S.-based Qualcomm. The takeover would have been the largest consolidation in the history of the industry. The proposed deal faced much scrutiny both within and outside of the industry, and with the White House announcement the deal is...

U.S. Government is investigating Broadcom’s proposed acquisition of Qualcomm

Broadcom and Qualcomm have been going back and forth as the former is attempting to make an acquisition deal for the latter. The initial offer was immediately declined by Qualcomm's board of directors. They felt the asking price was an insult to the company and didn't reflect how much it was truly worth. Broadcom offered...

Qualcomm Board Rejects List of Directors Nominated by Broadcom

The Qualcomm/Broadcom acquisition saga shows no sign of ending. In the beginning, Broadcom proposed an unsolicited $105 billion acquisition bid of Qualcomm, which was rejected by Qualcomm on account of it "significantly undervaluing the company." Reports then stated that the U.S.-based chip vendor wanted Broadcom to increase its bid by $10 per share. In a significant escalation,...

Report: Microsoft and Google Concerned that a Broadcom Acquisition of Qualcomm Would Stifle Innovation

By now, we are well-familiar with Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm. Broadcom proposed an unsolicited $105 billion acquisition bid of Qualcomm last month, but Qualcomm rejected it on account of the bid "significantly undervaluing the company." News then emerged that Qualcomm wanted Broadcom to raise its bid by $10 a share. Then, in a significant...

Broadcom Takes First Step Toward a Hostile Takeover of Qualcomm

Last month, Broadcom officially expressed its intention to acquire Qualcomm, offering $103 billion in cash and stock to take over the San Diego, California-based chipmaker. It wasn't enough to impress the board members at Qualcomm, who said it undervalued the company. Qualcomm's investors suggested an increased bid would seal the deal, but Broadcom's pursuing another route: A hostile...

Qualcomm Investors Would Like Broadcom to Increase its Acquisition Offer

At the start of this month we started to see reports claiming that Broadcom was looking to acquire a well known company within the Android community, Qualcomm. Those reports did indeed turn out to be true because a couple of days later Broadcom officially offered to purchase Qualcomm and all of its assets for $105...

MediaTek Persuading Chinese OEMs to Adopt Helio SoCs to Reduce Reliance on Qualcomm

In recent times, MediaTek has seen its market share decline in the SoC space because of Qualcomm. At one point, MediaTek's SoCs were exploding in terms of popularity in China because of their affordable prices, but since the last few quarters, that has not been the case. The company's flagship Helio X30 SoC was only used...

Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s $105 Billion Acquisition Offer

On November 4, news reports stated that Broadcom was planning a bid to acquire Qualcomm in an effort to become the third largest chipset company in the world after Intel and Samsung. Two days later, Broadcom officially confirmed that it had sent an acquisition bid of $105 Billion. Broadcom had itself been acquired by Avago...
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