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Qualcomm-NXP: Another Testosterone-Driven Deal?

Bolaji Ojo
10/24/2016 10:43 AM EDT

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junko.yoshida
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Re: Perhaps no mystery at all !!
junko.yoshida   10/27/2016 7:03:22 PM
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Hi, Alex. I see your point. Definitely, the automotive industry is getting into the uncharted territory where the sales of their cars -- over the long run -- will decline.

Qualcomm/NXP, however, isn't giving up. They want to be a player in the new kind of more software-driven, connected automotive market.

See what both companies' CEOs had to say about it when Qualcomm announced NXP acquisition today:

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1330687&page_number=1

 

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Re: Perhaps no mystery at all !!
alex_m1   10/27/2016 11:20:36 AM
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I don't understand why invest in automotive now, with the rise of the self driving car , which could deeply hurt the auto market(via sharing) - unless you're the guy who builds the self-driving part - and NXP/Freescale mostly isn't that - it's more nvidia, And various startups in the fieldof machine learning, LIDAR , etc.  

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alex_m1   10/27/2016 11:20:30 AM
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I don't understand why invest in automotive now, with the rise of the self driving car , which could deeply hurt the auto market(via sharing) - unless you're the guy who builds the self-driving part - and NXP/Freescale mostly isn't that - it's more nvidia, And various startups in the fieldof machine learning, LIDAR , etc.  

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Perhaps no mystery at all !!
sranje   10/25/2016 9:25:08 PM
Such an acquisition will likely definitely end race between ARM and x86 in both IoT and Automotive -- in favor of ARM

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Testosterone-fueled article
steve1020   10/25/2016 6:41:32 AM
"In today's testosterone-infused world of mega-mergers and bloated executive egos, even the staid semiconductor market has gone into overdrive with its own raft of ever-larger deals that boggle the mind in both their complexities and the premium demanded by sellers and agreed to by buyers."

This is a hyperbolic comment I don't expect to see in a publication having the stature of EE Times. 

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