gtechn wrote: ↑Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:11 pmRumor has it that Broadcom is considering a $100 BILLION buyout of Qualcomm.
https://www.thestreet.com/story/1437567 ... tions.html
http://nypost.com/2017/11/03/broadcom-w ... -qualcomm/
Not only this, but they are considering moving Broadcom HQ to USA instead of Singapore, the only reason why is to help the Qualcomm+Broadcom deal pass regulatory oversight. Like, they are willing to move their headquarters for this.
What would this mean for Raspberry Pi if a Qualcomm/Broadcom deal did happen?
gtechn wrote: ↑Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:12 pmActually, Qualcomm is in a moment of weakness. Namely, a massive lawsuit with Apple. Not to mention that their stock has been considered as "mostly flat" (I have heard) over the last... five years.
The unpredictability of the Apple lawsuit is keeping Qualcomm investors a little scared. Qualcomm wants to believe that they will win the lawsuit, and that this will send their stock up and make a Broadcom acquisition a bad deal. HOWEVER, should Qualcomm lose the Apple lawsuit, their stock would plunge and I wouldn't be surprised if Broadcom bid on them again (with Qualcomm accepting that round).
AMD does not make any chips. Only designs them.AMD making graphics chips? for Intel,
Probably less about graphics and more about number crunchers.Heater wrote: ↑Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:22 pmGavinmc42,AMD does not make any chips. Only designs them.AMD making graphics chips? for Intel,
Intel on the other hand has state of that art FABs. We could say Intel would be making chips for AMD.
Good job Intel has AMD around. Intel messed up going to 64 bit with the Itanium and saved itself by adopting the AMD 64 bit architecture. Now they need AMD to get the graphics stuff working for them.
It matters politically and perceptionally. It would, for example, be a stretch to call a company "An American Company" if it were headquartered outside America, and being labelled as such can have it's advantages, with it being otherwise having disadvantages.
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