White House invites U.S. companies to discuss Huawei ban

Unnamed sources confirmed that the White House is holding a meeting today with U.S. companies to discuss the topic of the Huawei ban.

Broadcom Wi-Fi 6 modem is on Samsung Galaxy S10 series

The modem is capable of handling WI-Fi 6 connections as well as Bluetooth 5. It’s an industry first and it’s on the Galaxy S10 smartphone series.

Broadcom buys a mainframe company for $18.9 billion, loses $18.9 billion in value

The second-largest mainframe enterprise company was snapped up by a semiconductors giant. Does it make sense? Investors take sides (and their money).

After recent acquisition, Broadcom lays off 1,100 employees

What would have happened if Broadcom had acquired Qualcomm? Some say we should take a cue from the aftermath of a recent actual acquisition.

Even after losing Qualcomm, Broadcom went ahead with its now-completed US redomiciliation

President Trump’s recent blocking of Broadcom’s proposed Qualcomm takeover on national security grounds hasn’t stopped the company from changing its legal domicile back to the US.

Shareholders vote current Qualcomm board back in, but with skepticism

Now that Broadcom can’t acquire Qualcomm, investors are now looking for more money… or the promises of more money, at the very least.
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Ex-chairman of Qualcomm board leaves company

He’s a son of one of the founding members of Qualcomm and could be mounting an attempt to take the company back as a private firm. Shareholders were happy to see him go.

Broadcom loses Qualcomm, has Apple lost Siri? | #PNWeekly 296

Former employees say Siri never had a way to lose because Apple never set a way forward for it. Also, Broadcom banned from acquiring Qualcomm.

Broadcom complies with Trump order, abandoning all plans to acquire Qualcomm

There will be no more attempts by Broadcom to take Qualcomm over, as ordered by US President Donald Trump on national security grounds.

President Trump orders ban of Broadcom’s acquisition of Qualcomm

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan was welcomed by the president back in November for announcing that the company would move back to the US from Singapore.

Broadcom will finish redomiciling in April, one month early

The announcement may be intended to beat out the completion of a US government panel review of the Singaporean chipmaker’s acquisition campaign for Qualcomm.

Intel could spoil Broadcom acquisition campaign for Qualcomm

If it looks like Broadcom is getting close to acquiring rival chipmaker Qualcomm, Intel could swoop in and try to take over Broadcom.

Android P rhymes with HP Elite x3 | #PNWeekly 295

The FBI recruited Best Buy employees as an arm of the law, but did it breach citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights? That plus Android P and HTC phone feedback on our show!

Broadcom says it will take 5G lead if it acquires Qualcomm, will invest $1.5 billion

$1.5 billion will go into a fund of which its general goal is to foster graduates into the engineering field. This as Broadcom states that it will be passed Qualcomm’s baton in 5G.

US government stalls Qualcomm investor vote to look into Broadcom

Broadcom calls out Qualcomm for requesting an investigation into its acquisition campaign. These are two of the largest chipmakers in the wireless and mobile sectors.

The iPhone SE 2 and MWC 2018 | #PNWeekly 293

In the midst of all the MWC coverage we’re pulling off, we’ve got to keep to our promise of a weekly mobile tech podcast. And we have the perfect iPhone to do it with. Yes, iPhone.
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Qualcomm rejects yet another Broadcom offer, leaving little room for negotiation

There is absolutely no way Qualcomm will agree to a sale at a reduced price after inching closer to its own NXP acquisition, deemed an obvious value enhancer.

Broadcom is still looking to acquire Qualcomm, but at a slightly lower price

Broadcom’s recent “best and final offer” for a record-breaking Qualcomm takeover was not final after all, but it may well have been the best the potential seller will ever see.

Qualcomm inches closer to NXP acquisition with revised $44 billion offer

Qualcomm may well kill two birds with one stone by offering NXP more cash for a long-in-the-making acquisition, also keeping potential buyer Broadcom at bay.
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Qualcomm asks Broadcom for more money, fewer risks to continue considering acquisition

Something about Qualcomm and Broadcom’s most recent meeting made the prospective seller think there was still room for negotiation, despite the buyer’s apparent unwillingness to further sweeten the deal.

Qualcomm and Broadcom met yesterday amid tense veil of acquisition

How serious is Broadcom in its attempts to acquire Qualcomm? And how would it run the company? Both entities sat in a room for two hours to size each other up.

Qualcomm claims Broadcom’s regime will cost two big relationships each worth $1 billion a year

In a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, the chipmaker claims that about half of its licensing business is at risk with how Broadcom looks to conduct Qualcomm’s business.

Qualcomm turns down Broadcom’s revised offer, leaves door inched open

But the semiconductors company did leave room for negotiation. It has beckoned the CEO of Broadcom to meet with its board of directors to discuss a “true highest price.”

Broadcom comes back with its ‘best and final’ offer for ginormous Qualcomm acquisition

The largest deal in tech history could still go through, as Broadcom is now ready to pay $82 per Qualcomm share, up from $70 in its previous offer.

Qualcomm rallies investors against “undervalued” Broadcom acquisition proposal

Qualcomm is appealing to its shareholders to avoid any ballots from Broadcom, which is attempting a hostile takeover of its chipmaking competitor.