Broadcom

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Broadcom made an offer of $70 a share in cash and stock for Qualcomm, a 28 per cent premium for the chipmaker as of the stock’s closing price on November 2nd.

Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd made an unsolicited $103 billion bid for Qualcomm Inc on Monday, setting the stage for a major takeover battle as it looks to d(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Photograph: Bloomberg

European shares rose on Friday as investors maintained strong flows into the region but top regional benchmarks came off earlier highs after disappoin(...)

Foxconn: pulled off a $3.5 billion takeover of Japanese consumer electronics group Sharp last year. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Taiwan’s Foxconn has approached Apple about a potential joint bid for Toshiba’s flash memory business in what could be a $28 billion takeover battle. (...)

Apple is said to be keen on investing at least several billion dollars to take a stake of more than 20 per cent in Toshiba’s semiconductor business.

Apple is considering teaming up with its supplier Foxconn to bid for Toshiba Corp’s semiconductor business, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday – th(...)

The euro weakened against the dollar after the European Central Bank decided to extend its stimulus programme. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

US stocks followed European markets higher on Friday while the euro weakened against the dollar after the European Central Bank’s Thursday decision t(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange:  US stocks fell with the dollar after American employers added the fewest jobs in almost six years in May, bolstering the case for the Federal Reserve to leave interests rates lower for longer. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Friday after much weaker US jobs data than expected. The US economy created the fewest number of jobs since September 2010 in(...)

Traffic passes by the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg

After Apple reported earnings today, it’s not just investors who are poring over the results to see how the world’s most valuable company fared. Hund(...)

The Altera acquisition is also intended to strengthen Intel’s position in the data centre market and the internet of things, as it tries to move faster to break its traditional dependence on PCs.

Intel’s $16.7 billion (€15.3 billion) purchase of programmable chipmaker Altera is likely to be a model for future big acquisitions at the company as (...)

Set for take-off: helping people to move around public spaces, such as offices and airports, is the next great challenge facing the early-stage indoor mapping sector

Captain James T Kirk believed that space was the final frontier. He was wrong. Scientists may not have finished mapping the universe we live in, but a(...)

Intel’s acquisition is the third multibillion-dollar semiconductor deal since March, and comes days after Singapore-based Avago acquired US rival Broadcom for $37 billion in the largest acquisition seen in the technology sector since the late-1990s dotcom bubble, Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

Intel concluded the largest deal in its history on Monday as it agreed to acquire Altera, a maker of programmable processors, for $16.7 billion, in th(...)

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