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Topic: Broadcom

Apple modem supplier Qualcomm rejects initial $103B bid from Broadcom

11/13/2017, 03:11 pm

Apple cellular chip provider Qualcomm has turned down an unsolicited $103 billion takeover bid made by another Apple supplier, Broadcom, though that may not be the end of acquisition talks.

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Broadcom tenders offering valued at $130 billion for Apple legal foe Qualcomm

11/06/2017, 03:11 pm

After a weekend of speculation, Broadcom has tendered what will likely be a hostile takeover fight for Qualcomm, in an offering valued at $130 billion including debt.

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Broadcom could make offer for Apple foe Qualcomm this weekend

11/03/2017, 05:11 pm

Chipmaker Broadcom is allegedly planning to bid for Qualcomm, in a move which could have major ramifications for the latter's ongoing legal battles with Apple.

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Foxconn head says Apple & Dell are key partners in joint bid for Toshiba's memory unit

06/12/2017, 09:06 am

Apple, Dell, and Kingston are currently the three other partners in a Foxconn-led group bidding for Toshiba's memory unit -- though still more tech firms may sign on with just days to go, according to Foxconn's chairman.

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'iPhone 7s,' 'iPhone 8' chip orders suggest more than 100 million iPhones on tap by end of year

04/19/2017, 09:04 am

A new supply chain report from Apple's suppliers suggests that the company is escalating orders compared to previous years, and is readying over 50 million iPhones for sale per quarter during the second half of calendar year 2017.

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State-backed fund may take minority stake in Toshiba's memory unit to prevent foreign buyouts

04/18/2017, 11:04 am

The state-supported Innovation Network Corp of Japan may pursue a minority stake in Toshiba's memory business, allowing the government to block the sale of a majority stake to businesses deemed risky to national security -- including two Apple suppliers, according to a report.

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Apple considers investing 'several billion dollars' for stake in Toshiba chip business, report says

04/14/2017, 04:04 am

According to the latest industry whispers surrounding the sale Toshiba's semiconductor unit, Apple is considering investing several billion dollars in a bid that would give it and partner investor Foxconn a more than 20 percent stake in the business.

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Toshiba likely to reject $27B memory business bid by Apple manufacturer Foxconn

04/12/2017, 09:04 am

Toshiba may turn down a bid for its memory business by Apple manufacturer Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- despite the latter being willing to outbid others by billions of dollars.

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Apple-connected bidders raise stakes in bids for Toshiba's memory business

04/10/2017, 09:04 am

Three Apple suppliers -- Hon Hai/Foxconn, SK Hynix, and Broadcom -- are reportedly dogged in their determination to bid for Toshiba's memory business, despite strong preferences by both Toshiba and the Japanese government for a domestic buyer.

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Toshiba narrows bidders for memory business, may have dropped Apple

04/07/2017, 09:04 am

Toshiba has reportedly shrunk the group of bidders for its memory business from about 10 to a number that may no longer include Apple, though no binding offers have been made, and more bidders could potentially join.

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Apple, Amazon, Google identified as bidders for Toshiba's NAND flash memory business

04/03/2017, 09:04 am

Three tech firms -- Apple, Amazon, and Google -- have reportedly joined the considerable list of bidders of Toshiba's NAND flash memory business, now on the market as Toshiba looks to raise $9 billion to cover losses at its U.S. nuclear unit, Westinghouse.

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Apple makes counterclaims in Caltech Wi-Fi lawsuit, settles in Siri-related Dot 23 case

08/03/2016, 11:08 am

Together, Apple and Broadcom have reportedly filed counterclaims against the California Institute of Technology, attacking the latter's Wi-Fi patent lawsuit on several grounds. Separately, Apple and Dot 23 have settled a lawsuit over Siri.

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Apple supplier Broadcom forecasts sales surge in preparation for upcoming 'iPhone 7' launch

06/03/2016, 12:06 pm

Wireless chip supplier Broadcom is anticipating revenues in the current quarter to rise over 20 percent sequentially as the firm prepares for the launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone models, the company's CEO revealed late on Thursday.

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Caltech sues Apple & Broadcom over alleged Wi-Fi patent infringements

05/30/2016, 03:05 pm

Apple and one of its long-time Wi-Fi chip suppliers, Broadcom, violated several patents on Wi-Fi technology owned by the California Institute of Technology, according to a lawsuit launched this month.

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After Avago merger, Broadcom to axe 1,900 jobs worldwide

03/03/2016, 06:03 pm

Apple supplier Broadcom Ltd., n´ee Broadcom, has plans to cut 1,900 jobs globally in a restructuring effort that comes one year after the chipmaker was acquired by competitor Avago for $37 billion.

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Avago to acquire major Apple supplier Broadcom for $37 billion

05/28/2015, 09:05 am

The trend toward consolidation in the semiconductor industry continued Thursday with the announcement that Avago will acquire rival Broadcom -- a longtime supplier of communications chips to Apple -- in a $37 billion cash-and-stock transaction that values the combined company at $77 billion.

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Intel reportedly pushing to supply Apple with baseband chips for future iPhones

06/23/2014, 09:06 am

While Intel Mobile Communications hasn't supplied baseband processors to Apple in years, the chipmaker is said to be looking to get back into the supply chain for future iPhone models in an effort to oust current partner Qualcomm.

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Custom iPhone baseband chips seen as too 'herculean' a task for Apple to tackle in-house

04/14/2014, 02:04 pm

With recent rumors and hires suggesting Apple may be planning to build its own custom baseband chips for future iPhones, moving away from off-the-shelf silicon from companies like Qualcomm, one analyst thinks it's a highly unlikely route for Apple to take given the time it would have to invest.

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Apple nabs senior RF engineers from Broadcom amid rumors of new in-house baseband team

04/09/2014, 10:04 am

At least two high-level baseband hardware engineers have left wireless semiconductor company Broadcom for new positions at Apple this year, adding weight to speculation that the iPhone maker is planning to design and build its own baseband processors.

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Qualcomm gearing up to produce 4G LTE chips for Apple's next iPhone

06/15/2012, 08:06 am

Chipmakers are preparing for production of Apple's sixth-generation iPhone, including Qualcomm, which is said to be providing high-speed 4G long-term evolution chips produced using a 28-nanometer process.

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