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Broadcom completes VMware acquisition

Broadcom has completed its $69 billion (€63,1bn) buy of cloud computing firm VMware. The deal was scrutinised by regulators around the world ahead of final clearance from China. The approval follows a meeting between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping at the Apec summit. VMware develops virtualisation software which allows a user to run a […]

November 24, 2023

Court rules Netflix infringing Broadcom patent

Broadcom has announced that the District Court of Munich, Germany, ruled that Netflix is infringing a Broadcom patent related to HEVC/H.265 video coding. The court issued an injunction requiring Netflix to cease and desist all further infringement in Germany. Since 2018, Netflix and Broadcom have been engaged in a patent dispute whereby Broadcom has accused […]

September 26, 2023

CMA provisionally clears Broadcom/VMware deal

A UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) panel has provisionally found software solutions specialist  Broadcom’s $61 billion (€57bn) acquisition of enterprise software provider VMware would not weaken competition in the supply of critical computer server products. The announcement follows a similar ruling on July 13th from the European Commission. Following its initial Phase 1 investigation, […]

July 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Conditional EC clearance for Broadcom VMware deal

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed $61 billion (€57bn) acquisition of enterprise software provider VMware by software solutions specialist  Broadcom. The approval is conditional upon full compliance with the commitments offered by Broadcom. The decision follows an in-depth investigation of the proposed acquisition. The Commission’s investigation The Commission’s preliminary market […]

July 13, 2023By Colin Mann

EC objects to Broadcom VMware acquisition

The European Commission has informed software solutions specialist Broadcom of its preliminary view that its proposed acquisition of enterprise software provider VMware may restrict competition in the market for certain hardware components which interoperate with VMware’s virtualisation software. In December 2022, the Commission opened an in-depth investigation to assess if Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware may […]

April 13, 2023By Colin Mann

CMA expresses Broadcom/VMWare deal concerns

Broadcom’s $61 billion (€57bn) deal to buy VMware could lead to less innovation and drive up the cost of computer parts used by government, banks and telecoms, according to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Broadcom makes and sells specialist hardware components – such as network interface cards (NICs) and storage adapters – used […]

March 23, 2023By Colin Mann

Analysis: TMT M&A value nosedives

The total mergers and acquisitions (M&A) value in the global technology, media, and telecom (TMT) sector during 2022 saw a year-on-year (YoY) nosedive by 33 per cent from $1.26 trillion in 2021 to $841 billion in 2022, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. An analysis by the company reveals that ‘cloud’ and ‘internet advertising’ […]

February 22, 2023

CMA probes Broadcom, VMware merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating the anticipated $61 billion (€57bn) acquisition by semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions specialist Broadcom of enterprise software provider VMWare. The CMA is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a relevant […]

November 22, 2022By Colin Mann

Broadcom to acquire VMware in $61bn deal

Confirming recent speculation, semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions specialist Broadcom and enterprise software provider VMware have agreed a deal under which Broadcom will acquire all of the outstanding shares of VMware in a cash-and-stock transaction that values VMware at approximately $61 billion (€57bn), based on the closing price of Broadcom common stock on May 25th, […]

May 26, 2022

Comcast claims 10G first

US multiplay operator Comcast has revealed the successful test of a prototype 10G modem using the core technology that will deliver multigigabit speeds to tens of millions of homes. In what it says is a world-first lab test, a Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 system-on-chip (SoC) cable modem built by Broadcom delivered upload and download speeds […]

January 14, 2022By Colin Mann