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Qualcomm Set to Win Japanese Antitrust Clearance and Close Out NXP Deal

Qualcomm has been in the news a lot recently for a wide variety of reasons. From potentially being bought out by Broadcom for $103 billion before turning it down, to being the target of many antitrust lawsuits, the San Diego based company has been in an interesting position for the last couple of months. After...

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...

It’s Now Possible to Boot Android on i.MX6 Platforms Without Proprietary Blobs

In order to make Android boot on most hardware platforms, developers usually have to mix open-source code with proprietary files. These so-called blobs are distributed by vendors to support some platform-specific features. Robert Foss from Collabora reported that is now possible to boot Android on i.MX6 platforms without the use of proprietary blobs at all. Support for buffer modifiers has...

European Commission Opens Investigation into Qualcomm’s NXP Acquisition

The European Commission opened an investigation on Friday into Qualcomm's bid for the Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors company. The commission said it has concerns the deal could lead to higher prices, less choice and reduced innovation in the semiconductor industry. It's not the first time when we see Qualcomm being a party of a legal process. Last month...

Qualcomm Receives Antitrust Approval for $47 Billion Acquisition of NXP Semiconductors

The biggest acquisition in the semiconductor industry has received approval from U.S. Antitrust Regulators, allowing Qualcomm to go ahead and acquire NXP Semiconductors for $47 Billion. The waiting period required for companies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR) has expired, as Reuters quotes from Qualcomm. The HSR Act stipulates that parties must not complete certain mergers...

Qualcomm to Acquire NXP Semiconductors for $47 Billion

Qualcomm has officially announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors. The agreement allows Qualcomm to purchase all issued and outstanding common shares of NXP for $110 per share, which gives NXP a total enterprise value of around $47 Billion. The acquisition has been rumored for a while, and Qualcomm...