Yet it was only theater. Within 24 hours — for those paying attention — Broadcom’s real motivation emerged: The company was planning to mount a $100 billion bid for the rival chip maker Qualcomm in what would amount to the largest hostile takeover of a technology company in history. The reason for Broadcom’s sudden move […]
Microsoft and Google are among companies that have expressed private concerns to Qualcomm about a Broadcom takeover, according to people familiar with the matter. The companies are wary of Apple’s potential influence over a deal, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. They’re also worried about Broadcom’s reputation […]
Qualcomm teased its new flagship smartphone chip at day one of its Summit in Maui, and, as expected, the company’s got a lot more to offer us on day two. The Snapdragon 845 is the latest premium processor, due out next year. And like its predecessor, the 835, you can expect the thing to be […]
This morning at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, Microsoft’s EVP of Windows and Devices, Terry Myerson, is announcing the introduction of the first Windows 10 PCs to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. It was almost a year ago to the day that the company first announced their partnership with Qualcomm, which would bring […]
Microsoft has long been known as an Intel and AMD shop. But on Tuesday, the company is taking the rare step of unveiling a laptop that’s powered by another chip giant: Qualcomm. By selling Windows 10 PCs with Qualcomm processors, which dominate the smartphone market, Microsoft is aiming to reach a mobile audience that’s been […]
Why it matters: For consumers, the new type of PC could be a good option for road warriors. For Qualcomm, it offers the potential to gain a share of the PC market as its core smartphone business comes under increasing pressure from a range of rivals. The result, the companies say, are thin, light machines […]
Hock E. Tan, Broadcom’s chief executive, is likely to argue that it is time to change Qualcomm’s patent-licensing practices. He has won many fans on Wall Street already by wringing profits from a series of companies he has acquired, a strategy that has strengthened Broadcom’s market value. “What Broadcom is saying to Qualcomm is, ‘Your […]
Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) startup SenseTime Group said on Wednesday it has sealed an investment from chipmaker Qualcomm Inc as part of a funding round that will close later this year.