Junko Yoshida, EETimes
3/5/2013 3:01 PM EST
Madison, Wis.--Both Broadcom Corp. and Conexant Systems Inc. deployed aggressive acquisition strategies in similar market segments starting in the late 1990’s—each company betting the farm on the burgeoning broadband market. In the end, they achieved spectacularly different results.
Broadcom (Irvine, Calif.), today armed with $8.01 billion in annual revenue, is the world’s second largest fabless chip company after Qualcomm Inc.. On the other hand, Conexant, who saw its revenue decline from $2.1 billion in 2000 to just $135 million in 2012, is fighting for survival.
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