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Voor een recordbedrag van 47 miljard dollar wil Qualcomm de Eindhovense chipsmaker NXP overnemen. Dat heeft NXP zojuist in een persbericht bekendgemaakt.

Qualcomm betaalt 110 dollar per aandeel, in cash.

“With innovation and invention at our core, Qualcomm has played a critical role in driving the evolution of the mobile industry. The NXP acquisition accelerates our strategy to extend our leading mobile technology into robust new opportunities, where we will be well positioned to lead by delivering integrated semiconductor solutions at scale,” zegt Steve Mollenkopf, CEO van Qualcomm Incorporated. “By joining Qualcomm’s leading SoC capabilities and technology roadmap with NXP’s leading industry sales channels and positions in automotive, security and IoT, we will be even better positioned to empower customers and consumers to realize all the benefits of the intelligently connected world.”

Het nieuwe bedrijf krijgt een jaaromzet van ongeveer $30 miljard en leidende posities in de sectoren mobile, automotive, IoT, security, RF en networking.