Electronic Products & Technology

April 17, 2019 by By Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press, San Francisco

Apple, Qualcomm settle bitter dispute over iPhone technology

Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm have settled a bitter financial dispute centred on some of the technology that enables iPhones to connect to the internet.  The surprise truce announced Tuesday came just as the former allies turned antagonists were facing off…
April 20, 2018 by The Associated Press, Beijing

Qualcomm plan ‘has difficulty’ resolving concerns

Qualcomm Inc.’s latest proposal for its $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors “has difficulty” resolving concerns of Chinese anti-monopoly regulators, a government spokesman Thursday.  The Commerce Ministry spokesman’s comment was the first Chinese statement about the U.S. chipmaker’s proposed acquisition since a trade dispute blew…
March 13, 2018 by Michael Liedtke And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press, Washington

Trump blocks Broadcom takeover bid for Qualcomm 

US president Donald Trump blocked Singapore chipmaker Broadcom from pursuing a hostile takeover of U.S. rival Qualcomm, ruling the proposed combination would imperil national security.  The decision, announced late Monday, abruptly ends Broadcom’s four-month, $117 billion bid to buy Qualcomm – a…
November 6, 2017 by EP&T Magazine

Broadcom proposes to acquire Qualcomm

Broadcom proposal stands whether Qualcomm's pending acquisition of NXP is consummated on the currently disclosed terms of $110 per share or the NXP transaction is terminated