With Broadcom’s Qualcomm buyout offer, Microsoft and Google have expressed private concerns over the potential purchase. That is, at least according to sources close to the matter. Both companies — along with other unnamed tech companies – have expressed several concerns.
The first concern is the possible influence Apple may have over the deal. The second concern revolves around Broadcom’s reputation for cutting costs over investing in upcoming technology. So far, a Qualcomm buyout hasn’t come to fruition as Qualcomm hopes to get more out of Broadcom.
Qualcomm has recently rejected Broadcom’s offers. The company has since nominated a new board of directors earlier this week. Broadcom has even considered boosting its offer. Though, the Snapdragon chip maker has expressed antitrust concerns. Even so, Qualcomm has asked Google and Microsoft — among other tech companies — to keep their concerns private.
Of course, there’s a possibility that Apple will benefit greatly from the Qualcomm buyout. Qualcomm currently provides chips for both the iPhone and iPad. Though, legal battles between Qualcomm and the Cupertino company have strained the relationship. Broadcom chief Hock Tan has expressed a positive outlook moving forward if his company buys Qualcomm.
Given that Qualcomm powers a fair amount of Android phones, it’s easy to see why Google has concerns over the possible transaction. Microsoft has also recently announced its first Qualcomm powered Windows 10 PCs. In an attempt to take on the iPad with its Surface computers, so it’s easy to see why the Redmond company has its own concerns.
Though Tan still remained optimistic. He had this to say:
“We would not make this offer if we were not confident that our common global customers would embrace the proposed combination.”
Neither Microsoft or Google commented on the concerns. Are either company right in their private concerns? Will the Qualcomm Buyout play in Apple’s favor? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Yahoo
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