Qualcomm: Possible Settlement with Broadcom in the Works
Today Qualcomm delayed its quarterly earnings report and revealed that it was in "advanced settlement discussions with Broadcom regarding a global settlement of all disputes between the parties." Qualcomm warned that there was no guarantee the two companies would come to terms over there patent issues, but if they do, the impact to Qualcomm's financial results would be significant. In an appeasement to shareholders, Qualcomm noted that "revenue and operating income for the second quarter of fiscal 2009, excluding the potential impact of the Broadcom agreement, met or exceeded prior guidance." Qualcomm will provide more information over the coming days as it becomes available.
Qualcomm Says Two Big Buyers Likely to Bail Over Broadcom Tie-Up
Qualcomm warned investors that two of its most important customers have threatened to take their business elsewhere should Qualcomm be acquired by Broadcom. Qualcomm didn't name the customers, but said together they contribute a combined $1 billion in chip revenue.
Qualcomm Says It Met with Broadcom to Discuss Acquisition
Qualcomm today said members of its board of directors and senior management met with Broadcom to talk about the latter's acquisition offer. Broadcom offered to buy Qualcomm for $121 billion, but Qualcomm shot the deal down.
Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom's Acquisition Offer
Qualcomm's board of directors today unanimously rejected Broadcom's Nov. 6 offer to buy the company in a deal that would have been valued at approximately $130 billion.
Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom's Attempt to Replace Board
Qualcomm today said it won't entertain the idea of replacing its board of directors with substitutes nominated by Broadcom. Earlier this month, Broadcom nominated 11 people to Qualcomm's board of directors.
Qualcomm Says Broadcom's Overtures Not Striking Right Notes
Qualcomm today said Broadcom's acquisition offer simply isn't good enough as currently proposed. The companies met earlier this week to go over some of the finer points of Broadcom's $121 billion bid to purchase Qualcomm, and Qualcomm still came away leery that the deal won't work out.