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    Broadcom makes $130bn offer for Qualcomm

    Opening gambit equivalent to $60 in cash plus $10 per share in Broadcom shares.
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    Re: Broadcom makes $130bn offer for Qualcomm

    You would think it would be the other way around.

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    Re: Broadcom makes $130bn offer for Qualcomm

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro View Post
    You would think it would be the other way around.
    It's never about who has the actual money though, it's about who can borrow it.

    Doesn't sounds great for competition though.

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    Re: Broadcom makes $130bn offer for Qualcomm

    Yeah Qualcomm and Broadcom merging is a pretty grim thought. It's not just in the modem + mobile SoC space (where Broadcom has largely left); they're two of the biggest competitors in many other areas, particularly radios e.g. WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. In terms of products, both companies have their pros and cons e.g. in the home router market, I've found Broadcom's SoCs to be far more power hungry than their Qualcomm counterparts, often to silly levels for devices left on 24/7.

    You would hope a merger would result in the best of both combined, but with a huge loss of competitive pressure...

    Given Intel compete in many of these markets (and are still scrambling to gain market share in some), I don't imagine they're too impressed by the thought of two of their heavyweight competitors merging!

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