Marvell has designs on Cavium

Chipmaker Marvell has announced its intention to acquire smaller rival Cavium for $6bn. (Marvell and Cavium to Combine Creating an Infrastructure Solutions Powerhouse.) This deal is dwarfed by the recent Broadcom announcement regarding Qualcomm but is for the same reasons. Unlike the Broadcom/Qualcomm deal, this is agreed upon by both sides. The deal offers $40…

Qualcomm doesn’t like Broadcom’s bid

Qualcomm has firmly rebuffed Broadcom‘s bid for them. (Broadcom plans $103bn takeover of Qualcomm.) In a strongly worded press-release Qualcomm’s Board of Directors have rejected Broadcom’s unsolicited bid, and stood behind CEO Steve Mollenkopf, and his plans for the future of Qualcomm. “The Board and Management are singularly focused on driving value for Qualcomm’s shareholders.…

Broadcom plans $103bn takeover of Qualcomm

Having announced a move of their headquarters to the US, Broadcom  is now targeting another chipmaker for a takeover. Even with the Brocade deal stuck in CIFUS negotiations, they are looking to target Qualcomm . Given that both Qualcomm and Broadcom have income streams from WiFi and LTE chipsets. The combination of both companies will potentially…

VMware acquires VeloCloud, consolidates SD-WAN market

VMware have announced in a blog post (Leading our Industry into a Software-Defined Future with Strategic M&A) that they are acquiring VeloCloud. They have also issued the obligatory press-release to support this. They follow Cisco’s acquisition of Viptela (Viptela plans for acquisition by Cisco) in integrating SD-WAN as a feature into networks rather than a…