Intel threatened by Qualcomm, eyes off Broadcom acquisition

Intel rumored to acquire Broadcom, who is lusting after Qualcomm.

@anthony256
Published Sat, Mar 10 2018 2:41 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:52 AM CST

Broadcom has it hard for Qualcomm right now as they see the San Diego-based giant as a massive acquisition target going into the future with the world leading Snapdragon product family, 5G, and a million things in between.

Intel threatened by Qualcomm, eyes off Broadcom acquisition | TweakTown.com

But now, rumor has it Intel wants to acquire Broadcom and this is something that hit on Friday night. Intel shares dropped 1% in after-hours trrading, while Broadcom shares jumped over 6% in the same period. In a world where Broadcom did acquire Qualcomm, it would create a near unstoppable threat for Intel, more so than Qualcomm is on its own.

An Intel spokeswoman reached out to CNBC who said: "That being said, we have made important acquisitions over the past 30 months - including Mobileye and Altera - and our focus is on integrating those acquisitions and making them successful for our customers and shareholders".

NEWS SOURCE:cnbc.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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