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Qualcomm Acquires NXP — Need for Diversification Drives Largest Chip Deal

Qualcomm Acquires NXP — Need for Diversification Drives Largest Chip Deal

This IDC Insight explores the rationale for Qualcomm's acquisition of NXP, analyzes the pros and cons of the deal, and provides perspective on the impact of this combination on the semiconductor ecosystem.

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IDC Opinion
In This Insight
Situation Overview
Benefits
World-Class Channel
Diversification into Auto, Identification and Security, Networking, and IoT
Financial Benefits
Challenges
Integration
Regulation
Increased Leverage
IDM Versus Fabless
Future Outlook
Automotive
Identification and Security (IoT and Mobile)
Microcontrollers, Sensors, and Connectivity (IoT, Automotive, Industrial, and Mobile)
Digital Networking
Servers
Power Management and RF Power
Potential Divestitures
Ecosystem Response

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