Sunday, November 5th 2017

Broadcom Looks to Buy Qualcomm for $100B, Creating a Silicon Monster

Broadcom, makers of networking equipment, is exploring a deal to acquire mobile technology giant Qualcomm in a USD $100 billion deal, which could be the largest ever acquisition value of a chip-maker. The resulting company could be the world's largest chipmaker, combining Broadcom's IP with networking PHYs and IoT infrastructure, and Qualcomm's SoCs powering IoT devices besides smartphones, tablets, and ultra-portable notebooks. Broadcom is looking to raise a cash+stock bid consisting of shares valued at $70/share. Besides networking infrastructure equipment, Broadcom made its fortunes on the back of Apple iPhone's success, as it supplies its networking chips.

Source: Bloomberg
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13 Comments on Broadcom Looks to Buy Qualcomm for $100B, Creating a Silicon Monster

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
The past few years have been pretty crazy in this industry. Everyone is buying everything.
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#2
TheLostSwede
So a smaller company is trying to buy a bigger competitor? That's really quite a bold move...
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#3
Chaitanya
Frick said:
The past few years have been pretty crazy in this industry. Everyone is buying everything.
Corporate consolidation, best explained by John Oliver:
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#4
Xzibit
Chaitanya said:
Corporate consolidation, best explained by John Oliver:

Cant take anything he says seriously. Hes worked for corporations that have done the very same thing in media. Hes try'n to be funny hoping you don't see the hypocrisy while mentioning AT&T several time but never mentions how he made a name in Comedic News through Viacom and Time Warner.

If he wanted that segment to carry any weight, he'd be on Public Access.
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R-T-B
Xzibit said:
Cant take anything he says seriously. Hes worked for corporations that have done the very same thing in media. Hes try'n to be funny hoping you don't see the hypocrisy while mentioning AT&T several time but never mentions how he made a name in Comedic News through Viacom and Time Warner.

If he wanted that segment to carry any weight, he'd be on Public Access.
Hypocrisy doesn't always invalidate the point though. I feel this may be such an instance.
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Vya Domus
I just wonder from where the hell do they have this much money.
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#7
Tomorrow
The number of chipmakers (CPU, GPU and so on) has gone down for the past 20 or so years as advanced process nodes become more expensive and difficult to execute. Even AMD sold their chip business and became fabless (assets now owned by GlobalFoundries).
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#8
Parn
What? A smaller company is trying to swallow a bigger competitor? Where the hell do they find $100B?
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#9
ZoneDymo
Xzibit said:
Cant take anything he says seriously. Hes worked for corporations that have done the very same thing in media. Hes try'n to be funny hoping you don't see the hypocrisy while mentioning AT&T several time but never mentions how he made a name in Comedic News through Viacom and Time Warner.

If he wanted that segment to carry any weight, he'd be on Public Access.
So he freely admits he works in/for an industry that does the exact same thing and makes fun of that fact... but in order for you to take him seriously he also needs to talk about his past....
Ok then, does he also need to show he was not born in Kenia while he is add it?

what does his past matter if what he is in right NOW is the thing he is warning you about in the video and he acknowledges that, honestly man how does your mind work?

I guess a better question is, what does he say in the vid that you do not trust?
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#10
Vayra86
That's what you get when money is cheap.
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#12
Steevo
Xzibit said:
Cant take anything he says seriously. Hes worked for corporations that have done the very same thing in media. Hes try'n to be funny hoping you don't see the hypocrisy while mentioning AT&T several time but never mentions how he made a name in Comedic News through Viacom and Time Warner.

If he wanted that segment to carry any weight, he'd be on Public Access.
I used to enjoy some of his shtick comedy, but then grew up and realized..... it is leftist whining with a veneer of comedy, no actual context, no real fact checking for some items, no actual actionable plans, no depth, just whining and trying to use funny faces and mannerisms to be a little bitch. Some of the shows do paint an accurate portrait of the screwed system we have.

But he has to be funny cause he is English...
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#13
Xzibit
R-T-B said:
Hypocrisy doesn't always invalidate the point though. I feel this may be such an instance.
The point has always been there. If one needs to look at Left leaning Comedic News for information, that in it of itself is a problem.

ZoneDymo said:
So he freely admits he works in/for an industry that does the exact same thing and makes fun of that fact... but in order for you to take him seriously he also needs to talk about his past....
Ok then, does he also need to show he was not born in Kenia while he is add it?

what does his past matter if what he is in right NOW is the thing he is warning you about in the video and he acknowledges that, honestly man how does your mind work?

I guess a better question is, what does he say in the vid that you do not trust?
Because hes leaving inconvenient facts out. Hes harping on the fact that politicians always claim small businesses.

Why not mention their political contributions ?

AT&T 2016 Top Contributions

1) Clinton, Hillary (D) Pres $339,260
2) Sanders, Bernie (D-VT) Senate $79,500
3) Cruz, Ted (R-TX) Senate $46,216
4) Trump, Donald (R) Pres $34,994
5) Thune, John (R-SD) Senate $25,000

Time Warner 2016 Top Contributions

1) Clinton, Hillary (D) Pres $544,756
2) Harris, Kamala D (D-CA) Senate $125,975
3) Sanders, Bernie (D-VT) Senate $36,918
4) Van Hollen, Chris (D-MD) House $32,650
5) Bennet, Michael F (D-CO) Senate $31,000

It can paint a better picture of why certain politician are quiet or vocal about the matter.

Steevo said:
I used to enjoy some of his shtick comedy, but then grew up and realized..... it is leftist whining with a veneer of comedy, no actual context, no real fact checking for some items, no actual actionable plans, no depth, just whining and trying to use funny faces and mannerisms to be a little bitch. Some of the shows do paint an accurate portrait of the screwed system we have.

But he has to be funny cause he is English...
Never enjoyed his act. Not even when he started at the Daily Show. I did enjoy John Stewart at times but mostly because I liked his movie characters back then and tuned in to see if that carried over.

People use these Comedy shows for their news intake.
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