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Intel’s Tower Semiconductor acquisition fails, as China withholds OK

Intel's planned $5.4 billion acquisition of Israel-based Tower falls apart, as China fails to approve the deal before the companies' agreement deadline.

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UK competition agency provisionally OKs Broadcom’s $6B VMware acquisition

Eight months after launching an investigation into whether the deal would reduce competition in the UK, the CMA has provisionally cleared the acquisition.

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EU OKs Broadcom acquisition of VMware, with strings attached

Broadcom’s bid to buy up VMware clears a key regulatory hurdle with the conditional approval of EU authorities.

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Japan bolsters its chip industry with buyout of equipment maker JSR

In its latest bid to support home-grown chip manufacturing, the Japanese government has sought to consolidate the country’s grip over some chemicals that are vital to the chip making process.

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Qualcomm buys Autotalks to boost SnapDragon Digital Chassis automotive product line

Qualcomm's acquisition of Israel-based Autotalks, estimated to be valued at $350 million to $400 million, is meant to bolster the Snapdragon Digital Chassis product line for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications.

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Broadcom-VMware deal faces further regulatory hurdles from EU Commission

Having concluded its initial investigation into the proposed $61 billion deal, the EU Commission remains concerned the acquisition could restrict market competition, particularly for Fiber Channel host bus adapters.

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Broadcom, VMware extend deadline to complete acquisition by 90 days

The companies have now given themselves until May 26, 2023, to complete Broadcom’s $61 billion acquisition of VMware.

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Microsoft to acquire Fungible for augmenting Azure networking, storage

Fungible acquisition is aimed at accelerating networking and storage performance in datacenters with high-efficiency, low-power data processing units.

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EU Commission opens antitrust inquiry into Broadcom’s $61B VMware acquisition

The investigation relates to concerns of price gouging and decreased competition for hardware components that interoperate with VMware's software.


UK competition agency launches inquiry into Broadcom’s $61B VMware buy

The UK’s Competition and Market’s Authority is the third regulatory body to announce it will be scrutinizing Broadcom’s proposed acquisition of VMware on anticompetition grounds.

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Broadcom CEO: What the VMware merger will look like

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan says the goal of buying VMware is more and better products without raising prices.

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Digital-twin tech at crux of Schneider Electric's $10.7B deal for Aveva

Schneider touts synergy, reference-agnostic data platforms, but insists that Aveva will continue to operate much as it has in the past.


Qualcomm finalizes Cellwize deal, in pursuit of 5G RAN improvements

RAN automation technology is the target as Qualcomm looks to buttress its 5G operator business.

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Broadcom targets enterprise infrastructure with $61B VMware acquisition

The chipmaker’s acquisition of VMware is the latest in a lengthy string of high-ticket deals, as Broadcom moves to focus on its software portfolio.