Banking on automotive
Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors is facing a mess after the collapse this year of a proposed merger with Qualcomm and is hoping that interest from the automotive industry can bail it out.
Making it nearly impossible to hack 2FA
Google has been showing off its Titan Security Key, a two-factor authentication (2FA) token that should improve your security and make it harder for hackers to breach your online accounts that support 2FA protection.
From 500 to 9K customers organically in IoT
The NXP saga has finally ended after 21 months of trying. Qualcomm paid the Dutch company $2 billion in damages due to its inability to get approval by China's regulatory agency, saying it happened because of matters beyond its control. This was the first time that the President of Qualcomm Cristiano Amon took a stage and informed business analysts about life after NXP in IoT.
It might not be so done and dusted
China’s market regulator said it still hoped to find a solution to antitrust concerns that doomed Qualcomm's $44 billion takeover of NXP Semiconductors, after finding that proposals to address the issue had fallen short.
Will repurchase $30 billion in stocks
Due to the China regulatory agency's standstill in regulatory approval, Qualcomm has decided to terminate the NXP $44 billion acquisition deal and pay the $2 billion breakup fee.
Trade Wars strike again
Semiconductor firm Qualcomm indicated that it would drop its bid to buy Philips subsidiary NXP – looking like it is suffering from collateral damage because of the China-USA trade wars.
Wednesday is D-Day
Qualcomm's long term bid to buy Philips spin-off NXP has until Wednesday to be finalised – and the US-Chinese trade wars haven't made things as clear as mud can be.
Wants assurance ZTE Corp ban gets lifted
People close to the matter claim that China warmed up to the NXP Semiconductor acquisition by Qualcomm seeking assurances that the ZTE Corp 7 year ban will get lifted by the USA.