Qualcomm decides not to break up its business

Qualcomm logoThere had been some speculation over the past few weeks that Qualcomm may split its patent and chipsbusiness but according to a new report published by the company it has decided not to do that. Qualcomm has determined that it’s not going to be the correct strategic move to break it up in a separate licensing business and chip design unit.

The company had conducted this review of its core business at the insistence of activist shareholder Jana Partners, which disclosed Qualcomm holdings worth over $2 billion earlier this year in April.

The idea that drove this review was that the company’s patent licensing business is more valuable and it should be separated from its chip business but the committee found that this would not be a strategic move.

Business review involved the company’s board of directors, consulting firms, several law firms as well as investment banks. Options considered by the company included a total split, partial split, tracking stocks as well as a number of other structures, reveals executive chairman and chairman of the Qualcomm board Paul Jacobs.

Qualcomm’s final report following the review firmly establishes that the two core units of the business go well together and it would not make sense to split them up, so it’s not splitting them up.

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: CPUs, Qualcomm

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Is this an error or it is really happening?
The proposed topic and architecture was originally presented to the JPEG Committee in 2016
The rest of the specs as seen on Geekbench include 8GB of RAM
Samsung is likely to be made official in February at next year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
Lumia 950 XL shown running Windows 10 on ARM
The company has studied such an option in the past
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)