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Qualcomm disappointed by Broadcom's 'inadequate' shrinking package

Qualcomm has told Broadcom to – and this is a technical term, here – go screw itself after Broadcom cynically lowered its per-share buyout offer to the Snapdragon chipset designer. Yes, that's right, after months of aggressively eying up Qualcomm as an acquisition target, Broadcom on Wednesday reduced what it was willing to …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Feb 2018
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Qualcomm opens maw, prepares to swallow Dutch chipmaker NXP

While fending off unwanted advances from a determined suitor, chip-maker Qualcomm has had an increased bid for NXP Semiconductors accepted. The chip biz, whose products are found in most smartphones, from Apple to Android, looks set to finally snaffle NXP in order to further extend its reach into the world of automotive, IoT …
Richard Speed, 20 Feb 2018
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Microsoft reveals 'limitations of apps and experiences on Arm' – then deletes from view

Microsoft published a webpage listing Windows 10's "limitations of apps and experiences on Arm," earlier this month – and then mysteriously pulled it. The document appeared at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/porting/apps-on-arm-limitations last on Thursday, February 15. It now redirects to https://docs.microsoft. …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Feb 2018
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Qualcomm rejects Valentine's Day takeover love-in with Broadcom

Fresh from telling us all how its “highly qualified” board would see off a hostile takeover from Broadcom, chip biz Qualcomm is now getting around the table with its buyout-happy rival. A meeting between the two companies, which was announced a short while ago, took place on Valentine’s Day (awww). Broadcom has offered to buy …
Gareth Corfield, 16 Feb 2018
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Winter Olympics 5G isn't real 5G, says Qualcomm, that won't land until 2019

Qualcomm has fleshed out the details of what's going to land in the hands of the 18 carriers who last week signed on for “standards-compliant” 5G trials. The company last week said the 18 carriers will soon start to field-test its Snapdragon X50 modem, and it's working hard to corner the OEM business as well, with Asus, two …
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Qualcomm asks Broadcom over for lunch and a proper chat about being bought

Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's latest attempt to buy it, but has also said it is willing to discuss doing a deal. That's a change from the position the company adopted after Broadcom offered US$103bn to buy Qualcomm in November 2017. At the time Qualcomm's response to Broadcom rejected the offer and said nothing about how …
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Broadcom adds a few billion to its indecent proposal to Qualcomm

Chip slinger Broadcom has turned up the heat on its hostile bid to take over rival Qualcomm today, with the semiconductor biz expected to raise its offer by between $15bn-$40bn (£10.7bn-£28bn). Reuters and The Financial Times have respectively reported the Singapore-based firm will slap between $120bn (£85bn) and $145bn (£ …
Kat Hall, 5 Feb 2018
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Qualglumm: Still no royalties from Apple, tax hits, EU fine, flat sales

US chip designer Qualcomm on Wednesday reported $6.1bn flat-growth revenues for its first fiscal quarter of 2018, which ended on December 24, 2017. The stronger-than-expected results come a week after the wireless networking, processor crafting, and patent-wielding biz was hit with a $1.2bn fine by EU regulators over payments …

Europe slaps €997m antitrust fine on Qualcomm

Updated The European Commission today slapped a €997m (£872m) fine on Qualcomm for abusing its dominant market position - finding it paid billions to Apple to exclusively use its chips. The Snapdragon chip designer blocked rivals by making significant payments to a key customer on condition it would not buy cellular modem chipsets …
Kat Hall, 24 Jan 2018

Europe waves through Qualcomm's NXP slurp

Qualcomm's NXP Semiconductor has been cleared by European Commission regulators, which makes it pretty much a done deal. Last Thursday, the Commission (EC) said subject to the commitments it's already made, Qualcomm's US$47 billion acquisition can go ahead. The Commission's concerns related to third-parties' access to NXP …
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Broadcom confirms anti-trust probe, professes zero worries

Broadcom has confirmed it's under investigation by the United States' Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over antitrust issues, but doesn't believe that's going to affect its business. News of the investigation broke when the usual “people familiar with the matter” told the Wall Street Journal (probably paywalled) the FTC was …
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Qualcomm joins Intel, Apple, Arm, AMD in confirming its CPUs suffer hack bugs, too

Qualcomm has confirmed its processors have the same security vulnerabilities disclosed this week in Intel, Arm, AMD and IBM CPU cores. The California tech giant picked the favored Friday US West Coast afternoon "news dump" slot to admit at least some of its billions of Arm-compatible Snapdragon system-on-chips and newly …
Shaun Nichols, 6 Jan 2018
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Meltdown, Spectre: The password theft bugs at the heart of Intel CPUs

Summary The severe design flaw in Intel microprocessors that allows sensitive data, such as passwords and crypto-keys, to be stolen from memory is real – and its details have been revealed. On Tuesday, we warned that a blueprint blunder in Intel's CPUs could allow applications, malware, and JavaScript running in web browsers, to …

Inside Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 for PCs, mobes: Cortex-A75s, fat caches, vector math, security stuff, and more

Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip will include an isolated security core for handling sensitive personal information, among other new features. The California chip designer showed off its upcoming 845 component at a tech summit in Hawaii on Wednesday, promising the silicon will power 2018's high-end Android …

Lap-slabtop-mobes with Snapdragon Arm CPUs running Windows 10: We had a quick gander

Pics Qualcomm, Microsoft, Asus, HP Inc and Lenovo today talked up their upcoming Arm-compatible, Snapdragon-powered three-in-one Windows 10 PCs. "Three in one" because they combine a laptop, a tablet, and smartphone-like connectivity in one. The laptop is the base unit. It's also a tablet because the display is a touchscreen and, …
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Get ready for laptop-tab-smartphone threesomes from Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Qualcomm

Analysis Qualcomm conquered the high-end smartphone world with its top-end Arm-compatible Snapdragon chips powering more than 120 smart mobes models globally. Now it's got a new quarry in its sights: the Windows 10 PC, and the x86 processors that typically power them. And also crappy Wi-Fi networks. Qualcomm wants to take smartphone- …
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How very dare you, Qualcomm snarls at Broadcom's board bid

Qualcomm is outraged – outraged, we tell you – by Broadcom's cheeky efforts to take over its board at the company's upcoming AGM. Broadcom, Qualcomm's Singapore-headquartered chip-making rival, had nominated a slate of candidates to replace the target company's current board of directors at Qualcomm's AGM on 6 March next year …

The sun rose, you woke up, and Qualcomm sued Apple three times

The dispute between Apple and Qualcomm has deepened, with the latter company firing off three new lawsuits claiming infringement of its patents. Qualcomm provided the three filings [1,2,3, all PDFs] to The Register and said they pertain to “a total of 16 additional patents that Apple is currently using in its iPhones.” “Five …

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