According to a report in the WSJ, Qualcomm, now embroiled in a number of lawsuits with Apple, is apparently about to receive an unsolicited takeover bid from semiconductor designer Broadcom.
According to that report, the potential bid appears to be in the early stages, with no final decision made yet, but is likely to be made in coming days. Qualcomm shares opened at $54.76 but shot up more than 12% on the news, valuing the company at roughly $91 billion. Broadcom rose 4.7 percent, for a market valuation of $111 billion.
Qualcomm declined to comment.
New Overwatch Map Blizzard World Coming in Early 2018
Last but not least, Blizzard also showed off a brand new 7-minute Overwatch animated short featuring the tank hero, Reinhardt. Blizzard has unveiled a new character on its way to Overwatch , followed by a new map based on a Blizzard theme park.
Battle for Azeroth Is the Next Expansion
The Alliance will begin in the pirate-infested Kul Tiras, while the Horde will tackle the trolls on the continent of Zandalar. Those who choose to play with PvP on will also get bonuses like extra experience, to reward their added risk.
Broadcom, a major supplier of iPhone parts that counts Apple among its largest customers, said this week it will return its headquarters to the US from Singapore.
Broadcom, based in Irvine, was acquired in 2016 by Avago Technologies, a Singapore based semiconductor outfit that has been growing through acquisitions - including LSI Corp., PLX Technology, Emulex and others. However, Apple may ditch Qualcomm altogether and develop future iPhone and iPad units that rely only on Intel modems, which would drastically affect Qualcomm's bottom line. Even though Qualcomm's component is considered to be the best, Apple is trying to get back at the company for various patent and legal issues. Qualcomm, based in San Diego, could become a key domestic asset for the company, as Broadcom already has a California co-headquarters in San Jose.
A tie-up between the two chipmakers would be the latest in the semiconductor industry that has been rapidly consolidating as companies try to capture a big share of the fast-growing market for connected devices and connected cars. Qualcomm, a major supplier of chips for wireless handsets, was up 14 percent.
But fellow diners recognized him and kept an eye on the producer in his glass room as he ate, according to TMZ . Weinstein had been ostracised by Hollywood but strongly denies any non-consensual sexual activity took place.
Fans will also be happy to hear that players will be able to access the ladder of all three games in the series. The team consists of Mira Han and Matt Horner , and should provide a good balance of power and precision.
In addition, the Centre has now extended the deadline to link Aadhaar with bank accounts from December 31, 2017 to March 31, 2018. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had earlier announced that the linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts is mandatory.
By the time we got in there, they had already, like, told everyone to get cover", said Maureen Swaiko, another witness. The 24-year-old was shot in the abdomen. "He walked right in the store and just shot three people", Stroud said.
Modi said the Congress needed to introspect why a "generous country like India" was out to punish its leaders. His countering speech for the upcoming election has defined the Congress leaders indirectly as evil.
The commander added that Iraqi forces have also established control over the nearby Al-Qaim border crossing. The US-led coalition congratulated the Iraqi government and the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in a statement.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez fueled reconciliation rumors in L.A. today when they were spotted looking cozy. He is a very different person. "They started talking less frequently on the phone", the report read.
The U.S. government is recalling nearly 40 million fire extinguishers, for fear that the products may not work in an emergency. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 37.8 million fire extinguishers because they might not work in an emergency.
This official said Papadopoulos exchanged emails "constantly" on foreign policy matters with the Trump team during the campaign. The charges are a result of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Sergio Aguero has become Manchester City's all-time leading scorer thanks to his strike against Napoli on Wednesday evening. It only took 20 minutes for Napoli to justify Guardiola's concern.
Western Alberta unemployment rate unchanged in October
That was the largest gain since July previous year , but was below economists' expectations for an increase of 310,000 jobs. The consensus call among traders was for a 15,000-job advance, according to economists at Royal Bank of Canada.
Bitcoin surges past $7000 to reach all-time high
The concern of true believers is that absorbing bitcoin into the global financial system would destroy its value. The cryptocurrency soared past $7,000 for the first time, just a month after crossing the $5,000 mark .
2 dead, 1 injured in shooting at a Colorado Walmart
According to authorities, two men were killed and a woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died. Thornton Police Department spokesman Victor Aliva said there was no indication as to motive at this stage.
Obamacare 2018 enrollment is now open
Many plans have changes, so you might be given a plan that doesn't work for you, or is more expensive than you planned. The Trump administration drastically cut the budget for marketing the marketplaces.
Catalonia crisis: Sacked ministers held by Madrid court
All of them refused to respond to questioning with the exception of former minister Villa, who spoke for about 40 minutes. A Spanish judge has jailed eight ousted Catalan ministers, after the region attempted to declare independence .
Razer Phone pricing info for Europe and North America
There are also dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, and, keeping with the annoying fad created by Apple , there's no headphone jack. The phone had appeared on a popular UK-based website 3G.co.uk earlier and became a topic for numerous online discussions.
Korea Investment CORP Boosts Stake in Tesla Inc. (TSLA)
Tesla previously said it would make 1,500 Model 3's during the last quarter, but the firm dramatically undershot that goal. Tesla's first mass market auto has been beset with manufacturing issues - and there' s no end in sight.
Indianapolis to host 2022 college football title game
The 2023 title game is expected to take place at the future home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams in Inglewood, California. Indianapolis is ready to rise to the occasion of making the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship the best yet.
Sony's AI Robot Dog Aibo Is Back
It also established a venture capital fund to build partnerships with researchers and start-up companies in AI and robotics. It has OLED screens for eyes for the display of a diverse range of emotions and a camera in the nose that can snap photos.
Nintendo Announce Black Friday Zelda Bundles!
For fans of cool hardware: A white-and-orange New Nintendo 2DS XL system at a suggested retail price of $149.99 (now available). The catch is that it's only for the Nintendo Switch , so if you were somehow still eyeing the Wii U version you're out of luck.
Taxi ploughs into crowd in London
Witness Ed Hoppitt posted: "Just came within meters of being hit by a vehicle that mounted the pavement and ploughed into people". Scotland Yard said the incident on Southampton Street, Covent Garden , is not thought to be terrorist related.