Qualcomm Reaches Deal To Acquire NXP
Qualcomm today announced a deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion. NXP is a co-inventor and key patent holder of NFC technology. Qualcomm already integrates NXP "secure element" technology into its Snapdragon chips. NXP is the fifth-largest semiconductor maker, (excluding memory chips,) having purchased Freescale just last year. NXP is also a leader in chips for automotive networks, IoT, and most types of wireless radios. Qualcomm will purchase NXP's public shares for $110/share.
Qualcomm Raises Its Bid for NXP
Feb 20, 2018
Qualcomm today increased its offer to acquire NXP Semiconductors to $127.50 per share, or about $44 billion. The new offer reflects the increased value of each company, both of which have grown since the deal originated.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
Dec 19, 2016
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.
Qualcomm Targets IoT Anew with Snapdragon 210 and SoC
Feb 21, 2017
Qualcomm today revealed two new sets of products design with the Internet of Things in mind. First, the company plans to add support for the Android Things operating system to its Snapdragon 210 processors and X5 LTE modems.
Qualcomm to Add NXP Secure Element to Snapdragon Chips
Feb 22, 2016
Qualcomm today announced that it will use technology from NXP to help bring NFC-based mobile payments across more phone makers. Specifically, Qualcomm plans to add NFC and embedded secure elements *(eSE) across its Snapdragon 800, 600, 400, and 200 series processors.
Snapdragon 845 Boasts Advanced Imaging Tools and AI Smarts
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.