Broadcom to acquire VMware for about $61 billion

Broadcom and VMware reached a deal in which Broadcom will purchase all of VMware’s outstanding shares in a cash-and-stock new agreement that values VMware at about $61 billion, premised on the current share price of Broadcom common stock on May 25, 2022. Furthermore, Broadcom will take on $8 billion of VMware’s net debt. Continue reading “Broadcom to acquire VMware for about $61 billion”

U.S. president Trump blocks Broadcom’s acquisition of Qualcomm citing national security concerns

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Broadcom has almost reached a dead-end with its pursuits to acquire Qualcomm as Trump’s government has prohibited the take over with regards to national security. White House has ordered Broadcom immediately and permanently abandon the proposed takeover of Qualcomm. Continue reading “U.S. president Trump blocks Broadcom’s acquisition of Qualcomm citing national security concerns”

Intel reportedly exploring options to acquire Broadcom, which is trying to acquire Qualcomm

According to a latest WSJ report, Intel is exploring options to acquire Broadcom if the company is successful in taking over Qualcomm. Broadcom is so hell-bent on acquiring Qualcomm since its first bid back in November 2017.  Continue reading “Intel reportedly exploring options to acquire Broadcom, which is trying to acquire Qualcomm”

Broadcom yet again bids to acquire Qualcomm at higher price

Broadcom back in November has proposed an offer to acquire Qualcomm, and the chipset maker rejected the offer saying that the proposal dramatically undervalues Qualcomm and comes with significant regulatory uncertainty. However, Broadcom today has yet again proposed an updated offer at a higher $121 billion and the all outstanding shares of Qualcomm for $60.00 per share in cash and $22.00 per share in Broadcom stock. Continue reading “Broadcom yet again bids to acquire Qualcomm at higher price”

Broadcom seeks to replace Qualcomm’s board as it escalates fight over its proposed takeover bid

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After being rejected for a proposal to acquire Qualcomm, Broadcom has now nominated a slate of 11 candidates for Election at Qualcomm’s 2018 Annual Meeting to replace the Qualcomm’s existing board of directors and propose certain other matters for the consideration. Both Broadcom and Qualcomm have confirmed the new development. Continue reading “Broadcom seeks to replace Qualcomm’s board as it escalates fight over its proposed takeover bid”

Broadcom proposes to acquire Qualcomm valued at $130 Billion

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Broadcom has finally made an offer to acquire Qualcomm at $130 Billion, which is $70 per share which consist of $60.00 in cash and $10.00 per share in Broadcom shares just as reported. Broadcom’s offer is almost 28% premium over the closing price of the Qualcomm common stock’s closing price on Nov. 2, 2017.

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Broadcom exploring options to acquire Qualcomm for over $100 billion: Report

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Broadcom is exploring options to purchase chipset maker Qualcomm according to the sources close to the matter, reports Bloomberg and Reuters. The company is considering on bidding more than $100 billion in what could be the biggest ever takeover of a chipmaker.

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Broadcom announces new 64-bit processor for smart home and IoT devices at CES 2016

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Broadcom at ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas has announced a new 64-Bit quad-core processor for high-end routers. Continue reading “Broadcom announces new 64-bit processor for smart home and IoT devices at CES 2016”

Broadcom demos new 5G WiFi 2×2 MIMO Combo Chip for smartphones, to bring 867Mbps downloads

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While the 802.11ac standard has started making its way to high end smartphones, they’ve been somewhat gimped compared to more full featured solutions. The new Broadcom BCM4354 SoC is all set to change that as it brings the first 5G 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO system on chip for smartphones. This is an improvement over the 1×1 MIMO devices used by current smartphones. As a side benefit, power efficiency will go up by 25 percent.  Continue reading “Broadcom demos new 5G WiFi 2×2 MIMO Combo Chip for smartphones, to bring 867Mbps downloads”

Broadcom demonstrates LTE innovations, to bring fast mobile internet to the masses

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As global smartphone shipments rise, estimates show that mobile internet traffic is poised to grow 10 times between 2013 to 2019. LTE users too will be consuming twice the amount of data. As LTE connectivity makes its way across price segments and reaches entry-mid range smartphones, it puts Broadcom in a unique position of being able to provide a complete package. Continue reading “Broadcom demonstrates LTE innovations, to bring fast mobile internet to the masses”

Broadcom’s WICED platform to move forward the Internet of Things

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As we move to ever connected devices, the Internet of Things becomes a far more important reality than had been expected. We got a chance to sit down with Broadcom, one of the principal players in this field at Mobile World Congress to discuss the future and the future definitely looks good. Continue reading “Broadcom’s WICED platform to move forward the Internet of Things”

Xolo Q1000 Opus Unboxing

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Broadcom, a company that powers most of the WiFiac chips inside smartphones these days had been very quiet in the SoC business, but they had recently announced new chips and a partnership with Xolo for their Quad Core low end chip. The fruition of that partnership is the Xolo Q1000 Opus, yet another Q1000 that looks and performs nothing like the other one. This low-mid range device, that launched to retail in December last year, is priced at Rs. 9,990 and has modest specifications to rival the competition in the same segment. We have got this phone for testing in our labs, so as a first order of business, here is our unboxing with a quick look at the hardware and an overview of the minimally modified software –

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How Broadcom is quietly “Connecting Everything”

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The mobile handset market today is pretty much dominated with phones powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset or a MediaTek chipset. But there are certainly few other players as well.You might be aware of Samsung’s Exynos chips and also Apple’s own custom chips found on the iPhone and iPad. Then there are Nvidia & Intel too. Another player who is not very popular in the market at least in India is Broadcom. The company is finally talking and had invited us to a Mobility Roundtable in New Delhi few days back where I got to speak to several executives from the Irvine , California-based company. You might have heard about the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, which is one the most popular phones to be powered by a Broadcom BCM28155 chipset. Another device which was powered by the same chip was the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus.

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Broadcom announces BCM89335, 89071 combo chips for in-car Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity

Broadcom’s dominance in the wireless space continues as it ventures into the increasingly hot in-car connectivity segment. Broadcom today announced a new series of wireless chips that are aimed at automative use. The two wireless chips include WiFi 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth Smart Ready technologies. The chips that have reached the sampling stage aim to offer faster and smoother streaming between mobile devices, in car displays. Broadcom is aiming for diverse use cases including in car LTE hotspots, smartphone based remote control of your vehicle’s settings.

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Broadcom licenses the ARM7 and ARM8 architectures, to produce smartphone processors

Broadcom has been mainly known for making baseband modems and GPUs for smartphones for a while, but now they have taken the plunge into smartphone processor development by signing up for ARM7 and ARM8 architecture licenses with ARM holdings pvt ltd. the world leading provider of smartphone chipset designs.

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