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Broadcom reportedly eyes Qualcomm in $100bn deal

Broadcom has been one of the more active pursuers of acquisition in recent years, and it’s appetite doesn’t seem to have been satisfied as it apparently lines up a $100 billion shot at Qualcomm.

Arris takes Ruckus in from the cold for $800 million

Like a drifter just looking for a place to belong, Ruckus Wireless has been bought for the second time in less than a year. This time Arris has chucked $800 million at Broadcom to pick up Ruckus as well as its ICX switch biz.

Vendors develop open source framework for Internet of Things

A collaboration of industry vendors took form on Tuesday with the inauguration of a consortium focused on improving interoperability and defining connectivity requirements for the billions of devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT).

Samsung looks to cut out chipmakers with CSR acquisition

Handset giant Samsung has acquired UK chipmaker CSR’s handset technology development business in a deal worth $310m. The acquisition is part of Samsung’s “complete platform strategy”, according to analysts, as the Korean vendor looks to cut its dependency on external silicon suppliers.

Broadcom acquires NetLogic Microsystems in $3.7bn deal

Semiconductor vendor Broadcom has announced it will acquire NetLogic Microsystems for around $3.7 billion. While Broadcom specialises in creating solutions for wired and wireless communications, NetLogic creates high performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next generation networks.

Strong growth for femtocells in 2011, says analyst

The femtocell market is set for renewed growth in 2011, following the entrance of major semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom and deployment commitments by six operators in the last quarter alone. That is the central message from Informa Telecoms & Media’s new quarterly status report on the femtocell market, which is published on the Femto Forum’s website.

Broadcom acquires femto developer Percello

US silicon vendor Broadcom has revealed its second major acquisition of the month with the announcement that it has signed a deal to buy femtocell chip developer Percello Ltd for $86m. The deal comes two weeks after Broadcom acquired multimode 4G platform developer Beceem.

Broadcom buys 4G firm Beceem for $316m

US chipset vendor Broadcom on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Beceem Communications, provider of a 4G platform supporting both LTE and WiMAX networks. Broadcom will pay approximately $316m for the firm.

ST-Ericsson, Broadcom get behind Android

Mobile operating system Android continues to win support, with chip makers ST-Ericsson and Broadcom this week announcing mobile platforms catering to the OS.

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