As we know that Broadcomm has proposed acquisition of Qualcomm. The company offered $105 to Qualcomm however Qualcomm rejected as it wanted Broadcomm to raise its bid by $10 a share. Google & Microsoft are Concerned that Broadcomm Acquisition of Qualcomm will Benefit Apple.
This deal can have an adverse implications on tech market according to CNBC. CNBC released a report that revealed that Google and Microsoft along with other tech giants have expressed concerns to Qualcomm about its acquisition by Broadcomm.
Google & Microsoft are Concerned that Broadcomm Acquisition of Qualcomm will Benefit Apple
According to CNBC, Qualcomm has also requested Microsoft, Google and other giants not to make public statements opposing a deal. It seems that the chip maker wants to see if Broadcomm can increase the deal to $70 per share.
The reports also stated that with the takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcomm, Apple terms with chip maker will be improved. The CEO OF Broadcomm also mentioned that with the take over of chip maker he will strengthen the terms with Apple. Qualcomm is currently providing modem chips that are used in Apple’s mobile devices.
Why Microsoft & Google are Concerned Over Take Over of Qualcomm?
Microsoft and Google are concerned about acquisition because both the companies are competitors of Apple. If Apple regains its terms with Qualcomm after it is Broadcomm takes over it, it will make its position more stronger in smartphone industry. By this both Microsoft and Qualcomm will be badly affected.
Google is also concerned about this deal as most Android phones use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors in low and high end devices. If Broadcom cuts costs instead of innovating mobile processors there will have bad impact on Android phones which will in turn have bad impact on Google.
CNBC closed the report by stating that Microsoft and Google cannot compete Apple and Samsung in terms of sales from either Broadcom or Qualcomm as both companies are not dealing with hardware directly.