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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.

Broadcom’s Brocade buy silences Ruckus

Following Broadcom’s acquisition of Brocade, many have been left scratching their heads over what that means for the future of Ruckus Wireless.

Avago buys Broadcom for $37 billion to create IoT chip giant

It seems every corner of the mobile market is consolidating right now and semiconductors are clearly no exception, as digital signal processing chip maker Avago swoops for communications chip company Broadcom for $37 billion.

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.

Broadcom working on netbook device?

US chip shop Broadcom is thought to be following rivals Qualcomm and Intel into the netbook or Mobile Internet Devices (MID) space, after it licensed ARM’s Cortex A9 multicore processor this week.

Qualcomm, Broadcom end chip shop spat

US chip giants Qualcomm and Broadcom have finally buried the hatchet over their long standing patent dispute, granting each other rights to their respective patent portfolios.

Qualcomm chip ban lifted, but not for Qualcomm

US chip shop Qualcomm won a victory in its ongoing battle against rival Broadcom on Wednesday, after the appeals court lifted a ban on Qualcomm chips. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that the International Trade Commission (ITC) lacks the authority to ban products made by downstream users of Qualcomm’s chips […]

Broadcom puts 3G phone on a chip

US chip shop Broadcom unveiled a “3G Phone on a Chip” Monday morning – a single chip HSPA processor, integrating the key 3G technologies on a low power, single 65 nanometer CMOS die. Broadcom reckons the platform will allow handsets manufacturers to build 3G HSUPA phones with sleek form factors and very long battery life […]

Nokia sticks boot into Qualcomm

Following Broadcom’s recent patent victory over Qualcomm, Finnish vendor Nokia has escalated its complaint against the CDMA pioneer to the US International Trade Commission (ITC), hoping for a similar result. Nokia alleges that Qualcomm has engaged in unfair trade practices and has infringed five Nokia patents in its CDMA and WCDMA/GSM chipsets. Nokia is requesting […]

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