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Qualcomm eyes NXP lunch

California chip designer Qualcomm is considering buying Netherlands-based NXP for something like $30bn, allegedly.

We're warned that the deal could fall through, and if it does happen, it could be done and dusted within the next two to three months. Qualcomm designs system-on-chips and modem components for smartphones and tablets built by Samsung, Apple and others, among other silicon. NXP, once Philips Semiconductor, bought Freescale for $12bn in December, and is one of the world's top semi manufacturers.

Qualcomm, meanwhile, just announced its Snapdragon 600E and 410E for embedded devices. ®

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