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Broadcom officially stops trying to buy Qualcomm

After spending the past few months aggressively trying to acquire Qualcomm, chip maker Broadcom is officially withdrawing its offer. That’s not exactly a big surprise: the announcement comes two days after the Trump administration issued an executive order that would have blocked the deal from going through. Broadcom says it’s disappointed by the order, but […]

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Trump blocks Broadcom’s effort to takeover Qualcomm for national security concerns

Broadcom has been trying to buy Qualcomm for months, and while Qualcomm’s board has been cool to the proposals so far, Qualcomm has suggested that it might be willing to sell for the right price… assuming the deal wouldn’t run afoul of government regulators. Now it looks like we won’t even get to that last […]

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WSJ: Intel considers buying Broadcom… which wants to buy Qualcomm… which is buying NXP…)

It’s starting to look like semiconductor companies are intent on eating each other up until only one is left standing. The latest development? The Wall Street Journal reports that Intel is considering making a bid to acquire Broadcom. Broadcom is the company that’s been trying to initiate a hostile takeover of Qualcomm. And Qualcomm is […]

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Qualcomm’s not completely opposed to Broadcom’s takeover bid

It looks like Broadcom’s offer to acquire Qualcomm isn’t falling on deaf ears. In November Broadcom said it wanted to buy the rival chip maker in a deal worth about $130 billion. Qualcomm said no. In a nutshell Qualcomm said the offer undervalued the company’s worth. But Broadcom made another offer, which was also rejected. […]

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Qualcomm turns down Broadcom’s $130 billion acquisition offer

Last week chip maker Broadcom unveiled an offer to acquire Qualcomm for $130 billion. Today Qualcomm replied with a firm no. And by firm, I mean, “maybe if you paid us more.” It’s not hard to understand why Broadcom made the offer. The company has an extensive portfolio of products, but there’s not a huge […]

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Broadcom makes a $130 billion offer to buy Qualcomm

It’s official: Broadcom wants to buy Qualcom. The announcement comes just a few days after news of the impending offer was leaked, The deal would bring together two of the world’s largest chip makers, with Broadcom probably best known for making chips used in networking and telecommunications products, and Qualcomm known for producing the CPU […]

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Bloomberg: Broadcom may buy Qualcomm

Broadcom and Qualcomm are two of the world’s biggest chip makers… and according to a report from Bloomberg, they could soon become one of the world’s biggest chip makers. According to Bloomberg’s sources, Broadcom is exploring the possibility of buying Qualcomm. Update: It’s official. Broadcom has made a $130 billion offer to acquire Qualcomm, but it’s […]

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Freebox mini 4K Android TV box launches in France

French internet and TV provider Free has launched a new set-top-box with Android TV software and support for 4K Ultra HD video. It’s called the Freebox mini 4K and it features a 1.5 GHz Broadcom BCM7252 ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core processor and support for terrestrial, streaming, on-demand, and recorded video content. The Freebox mini 4K is […]

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Hardkernel’s Raspberry Pi-like ODROID-W discontinued a month after launch

Hardkernel launched a new single-board computer in July that basically takes the guts of a Raspberry Pi mini PC and sticks them in an even smaller package. But just a month after launching the ODROID-W, Hardkernel has announced that once it’s finished selling the units it has in stock the project is kaput. You won’t […]

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Broadcom to build new ARM-based chips with integrated LTE

Broadcom is probably best known in the mobile space for making wireless chips, but the company also produces processors. For instance, the Raspberry Pi runs on a low power Broadcom chip. Now it looks like Broadcom plans to step things up a bit. The company is licensing ARMv7 and ARMv8 technology for upcoming chips featuring ARM Cortex-A9, […]

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Chip updates: New processors for tablets, phones on the way

It’s a busy period for chip makers. Qualcomm, Broadcom, Samsung, and Rockchip are all working on new processors designed for smartphones, tablets, and other low power devices. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the chip news that’s been making the rounds over the past 24 hours or so. Samsung Exynos 5440 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 […]