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Topic: Broadcom

Apple fails to invalidate Caltech patent tied to $1.1B lawsuit

03/05/2020, 07:03 pm

Apple's bid to invalidate a California Institute of Technology patent that lies at the heart of a $1.1 billion patent infringement verdict was quashed on Thursday, leaving the tech giant on the hook for $838 million.

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Apple may be working on its own antenna technology for the 5G 'iPhone 12'

02/14/2020, 04:02 pm

Reports have emerged in the last 24 hours with contradictory sources all claiming to have the inside track on the details surrounding the antenna technology expected in the 5G "iPhone 12" -- with one claiming that Apple will do most of the work itself.

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Broadcom inks two multi-year deals to supply Apple with wireless components

01/23/2020, 05:01 pm

Longtime Apple partner Broadcom on Thursday said it has negotiated two multi-year deals to supply wireless components to Apple, further extending the chipmaker's reach into the tech giant's supply chain.

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Broadcom looking for buyers of wireless chip unit in possible $10B sale

12/18/2019, 03:12 pm

Long-time Apple supplier Broadcom is in the early stages of trying to sell one of its wireless chip units, a transaction that could be worth as much as $10 billion and could have an impact on future iPhones and other Apple products.

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Apple, other tech firms petition FCC for short-range 6GHz Wi-Fi tethering

07/23/2019, 09:07 pm

Apple is among several major U.S. tech firms petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to approve a limited form of 6-gigahertz Wi-Fi, spectrum also in demand with the cellular and utility industries.

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Broadcom renews RF chip supply deal with Apple for two more years

06/11/2019, 10:06 am

Chipmaker Broadcom has confirmed plans to extend its supply deal with Apple for another two years, suggesting that it won't be replaced by first-party wireless chips anytime soon.

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Apple exec admits Qualcomm was the only option for 4G in the iPhone for years

01/22/2019, 10:01 am

Potentially aiding Qualcomm's trial defense against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Apple has admitted that for years, there was no other realistic option but Qualcomm when it wanted 4G modems for iPhones.

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Apple supplier's sales forecast suggests holiday iPhone shipments on pace to meet 2017 levels

09/06/2018, 10:09 pm

Apple supplier Broadcom on Thursday said it expects strong seasonal sales to drive a 25 percent sequential rise in wireless revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018, echoing statements made during the lead up to last year's iPhone 8 and iPhone X launch.

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Major Qualcomm shareholder says he opposed Broadcom bid in hopes of settlement with Apple

03/15/2018, 04:03 pm

The head of a mutual fund with 8.3 million shares in Qualcomm says he opposed Broadcom's now-aborted $117 billion takeover bid, thinking Qualcomm can do better -- so long as it settles its legal battles with Apple.

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Broadcom to formally abandon Qualcomm bid, report says

03/13/2018, 10:03 pm

After President Donald Trump issued an executive order blocking Broadcom's proposed takeover of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm, the Singapore-based company will formally announce an end to acquisition efforts, a report said Tuesday.

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Trump blocks Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm citing national security risk

03/12/2018, 06:03 pm

President Donald Trump has quashed Singapore-based Broadcom's hostile pursuit of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm citing national security concerns, the White House said in a statement on Monday.

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Broadcom plans to 'redomicile' in US to nullify Qualcomm deal's CFIUS investigation delay

03/12/2018, 08:03 am

Broadcom is looking for shareholder approval to "redomicile" back to the U.S., to side-step the effects of a pause induced by a CFIUS investigative process, which could have ultimately stopped it's attempt to take over Qualcomm.

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Broadcom plans shareholder vote to become US company, could sidestep CFIUS investigation into Qualcomm takeover

03/09/2018, 10:03 pm

Singapore-based Apple supplier Broadcom on Friday said it will this month ask shareholders for approval to redomicile to the U.S., potentially threatening a U.S. national security panel investigation into the company's unrelenting hostile pursuit of American chipmaker Qualcomm.

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Intel reportedly poised to make defensive Broadcom bid amidst chip industry tumult

03/09/2018, 06:03 pm

In mulling its options over Broadcom's attempt to takeover embattled chip maker Qualcomm, Intel is reportedly considering an acquisition of Broadcom itself, a move designed to thwart the creation of a major industry competitor.

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Broadcom's Qualcomm takeover plans pose national security risk, US Treasury says

03/06/2018, 02:03 pm

The U.S. government considers there to be possible national security risks in Broadcom's proposed $117 billion acquistion of Qualcomm, enough to warrant a full-scale investigation, the U.S. Treasury's deputy assistant secretary for investment security said in a letter to the two Apple suppliers.

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'Blatant, desperate' CFIUS investigation request postpones Broadcom's $117B Qualcomm bid

03/05/2018, 10:03 am

The U.S. Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) has ordered Apple supplier Qualcomm to delay a shareholders meeting 30 days, postponing -- if not potentially derailing -- Broadcom's attempted $117 billion hostile takeover.

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Apple suppliers Qualcomm & Broadcom to meet directly to talk $121B acquisition deal

02/12/2018, 12:02 pm

Qualcomm and Broadcom will reportedly meet on Wednesday in order to discuss the latter's $121 billion takeover offer, despite Qualcomm's repeated rejections in the past.

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $121B takeover bid

02/08/2018, 05:02 pm

Qualcomm on Thursday said its board of directors has unanimously rejected a revised $121 billion buyout offer from Broadcom, saying the proposal "materially undervalues" the chipmaker's assets.

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Broadcom upping Qualcomm hostile takeover bid to $121 billion

02/05/2018, 08:02 am

The hostile takeover of Qualcomm continues, with Broadcom offering not just $60 per share of Qualcomm, but more than double the amount of stock for the combined entity that current shareholders will reap, should the deal conclude.

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Broadcom weighs offering more stock in attempt at Qualcomm takeover

11/22/2017, 04:11 pm

Having talked with some of Qualcomm's biggest shareholders, Broadcom is allegedly considering offering more of its own stock to make an acquisition offer more palatable -- which, if successful, could radically change up Apple's legal and technological outlooks.

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