Broadcom Sews Up $5B Deal for Brocade


Chip manufacturer Broadcom has announced a deal to buy Brocade Communications, a major supplier of fiber channel storage area networking technology to data centers, for $5.5 billion in cash and the assumption of Brocade’s $400 million debt. That represents a 47 percent premium over Brocade’s closing share price last week, said Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney. The “architecture, algorithms, software [and] semiconductor chips embedded in Brocade’s fiber channel systems are what’s valuable to Broadcom,” Broadcom CEO Hock E. Tan told investors.

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Apple Supplier Responsibility 2016 Progress Report reveals 97% work-hour compliance, carbon emissions reductions

Article Image Apple’s annual Supplier Responsibility Report reveals key facts about progress made with the company’s partners in 2015, including an industry leading 97 percent work-hour compliance rate, and a massive reduction in carbon emissions.

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Foxconn reported to ink Sharp deal next week, pay smaller bailout

Article Image After a series of false starts, Apple supplier Foxconn has successfully reached an agreement to buy out embattled Japanese tech giant Sharp and will ink an official deal next week, local reports say.

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Apple reportedly in talks to buy Imagination Technologies

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Apple is reportedly in talks to buy Imagination Technologies, its longtime GPU supplier. The move would shake up the mobile graphics market and give Apple ownership of MIPS as well as its own ray tracing division.

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New iPhone 7 case rumor depicts thinner body, nearly flush camera

Article Image Rumored case designs purportedly leaked from Apple supplier Catcher Technology suggest that the next major iPhone design will feature a streamlined rear case design with larger cutout accommodating a virtually flush rear camera lens.

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After Avago merger, Broadcom to axe 1,900 jobs worldwide

Article Image Apple supplier Broadcom Ltd., n&acuteee Broadcom, has plans to cut 1,900 jobs globally in a restructuring effort that comes one year after the chipmaker was acquired by competitor Avago for $37 billion.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC doubling 16nm chip production, hinting at 'iPhone 7' prep

Article Image Key Apple processor supplier TSMC plans to double its production capacity for 16-nanometer chips in March, reports said on Wednesday, hinting at preparation for future Apple devices.

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Foxconn's Sharp takeover postponed because of undisclosed liabilities, report says

Article Image Despite indications that Apple supplier Foxconn had completed a deal to take over Sharp, the company is now reportedly putting the acquisition on hold after discovering undisclosed liabilities.

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Sharp reportedly accepts $6.25B takeover bid from Foxconn

Article Image Following months of rumors and speculation, primary Apple supplier Foxconn has reportedly purchased embattled Japanese tech giant Sharp for $6.25 billion, beating out an offer from Innovation Network Corporation of Japan.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC says earthquake damage will have bigger impact than expected

Article Image The damage to Apple chip supplier TSMC from a Feb. 6 earthquake was reportedly more severe than estimated, and will indeed result in fewer wafers shipping to clients during the March quarter.

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Analyst: Nikkei iPhone 6s supplier story says nothing of iPhone demand; site wrong before in 2013

Article Image While reporting that Apple could cut supplier orders for new iPhone 6s models by “30 percent,” Japanese business newspaper Nikkei has characterized the move as “inventory adjustment” while adding that other iPhone models “have continued to sell.”

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Piper Jaffray tells investors not to fret over vague iPhone supplier cuts

Article Image Apple investors showed concern this week after iPhone supplier Dialog Semiconductor warned revenue will fall short of expectations, but Piper Jaffray took the opportunity to remind Wall Street that it’s unwise to read into supplier data.

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Apple supplier TSMC to set up $3B independent factory in mainland China

Article Image Taiwan-based Apple supplier TSMC on Monday announced plans to launch a $3 billion chip production factory in Nanjing, China, forgoing the help of any local corporate partners.

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Foursquare joins growing ranks of Apple Maps data suppliers

Article Image Social networking service Foursquare is now an official supplier of business listings for Apple Maps, joining Yelp in giving users ratings and reviews for local businesses.

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Foxconn profits rise 11% following Apple's record setting iPhone 6s launch

Article Image Apple supplier Foxconn reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings on Monday, thanks in part to the debut of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which have continued to grow sales amid slowdown in the smartphone market.

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Rumor: Second-gen Apple Watch on track for launch by June of 2016

Article Image Apple supplier Quanta is said to be preparing for the debut of a new Apple Watch by the end of the second quarter of 2016, which would place its launch slightly later in the year than the first-generation model.

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Apple supplier Catcher's August revenues seen rising on supply of hardened next-gen iPhone shells

An Apple chassis supplier, Catcher Technology, on Monday posted $219.81 million in revenues for August, buoyed by what’s believed to be a surge of orders for new iPhones shipping this month.

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Apple suppliers Sharp, Foxconn in talks for LCD partnership – report

Japanese supplier Sharp is negotiating with Hon Hai Precision Industry — better known as Foxconn — on a deal that would see the former spin off its display panel business to create a new joint venture, according to a Monday report.

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Russia's Monocrystal identified as Apple Watch sapphire supplier

Apple’s scratch resistant sapphire supplier for the Apple Watch is reportedly Monocrystal, a Russian firm which has become the largest synthetic sapphire manufacturer in the world.

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Qualcomm still modem supplier for 'iPhone 6s,' but could cede some orders to Intel in 2017, rumor says

Qualcomm is still the only official modem supplier for new iPhones shipping next month, although Intel could start taking up orders in 2017, a report said on Tuesday.

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