Junko Yoshida, EETimes
10/28/2016 10:58 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. — Now that Qualcomm has formally announced its purchase of NXP Semiconductors, it’s time to examine the deal’s potential consequences.
As symbiotic as the deal seems — with both CEOs stressing the companies’ mutual affinity at the time of the announcement — the birth of a $35 billion chip company will have repercussions. It will affect both the combined companies’ internal operations and competitors on the market — especially in the automotive segment.
How big will be the impact on the global automotive market? More important, what significant changes, if any, will this union bring to the automotive industry?
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