Another semiconductor industry mega-deal; Qualcomm to acquire NXP

October 28, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductors have announced an agreement, approved by the boards of directors of both companies, under which Qualcomm will acquire NXP. This is a straightforward cash offer to purchase all NXP shares, for a price $110.00 per share, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $47 billion.

Qualcomm notes NXP's position in automotive markets (and in, “broad-based microcontrollers, secure identification, network processing and RF power”.) As a leading semiconductor solutions supplier to the automotive industry, NXP also has leading positions in automotive infotainment, networking and safety systems, with solutions designed into 14 of the top 15 infotainment customers in 2016.

 

“...Qualcomm has played a critical role in driving the evolution of the mobile industry. The NXP acquisition accelerates our strategy to extend our leading mobile technology into robust new opportunities, where we will be well positioned to lead by delivering integrated semiconductor solutions at scale,” said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. “By joining Qualcomm’s leading SoC capabilities and technology roadmap with NXP’s leading industry sales channels and positions in automotive, security and IoT, we will be even better positioned to empower customers and consumers to realize all the benefits of the intelligently connected world.”

 

The combined company is expected to have annual revenues of more than $30 billion, serviceable addressable markets of $138 billion in 2020 and leadership positions across mobile, automotive, IoT, security, RF and networking.

 

As with all such transactions, the statement notes the complementary nature of the two companies' expertise;

“Complementary technology leadership in strategically important areas: The transaction combines leadership in general purpose and automotive grade processing, security, automotive safety sensors and RF; enabling more complete system solutions.

“Mobile: A leader in mobile SoCs, 3G/4G modems and security.

“Automotive: A leader in global automotive semiconductors, including ADAS, infotainment, safety systems, body and networking, powertrain and chassis, secure access, telematics and connectivity.

“IoT and Security: A leader in broad-based microcontrollers, secure identification, mobile transactions, payment cards and transit; strength in application processors and connectivity systems.

“Networking: A leader in network processors for wired and wireless communications and RF sub-segments, Wave-2 11ac/11ad, RF power and BTS systems.

 

Qualcomm; www.qualcomm.com