The Trump administration blocked Broadcom’s acquisition of Qualcomm, and I think it was the right move. Understanding why means understanding Qualcomm and Broadcom’s plan for the company — and the problem with patents.
The Athletic is right to go for it, and raise more VC money. Then, tech and politics is only becoming more complicated as national security concerns enter the debate.
After a brief follow-up to my Google I/O Daily Update, I dive into the history of semiconductors and how it fits the traditional industry cycle. Then, an overview of recent transactions and how they fit in.