More on Qualcomm's restructuring: The move echoes an aborted attempt a decade ago to spin off...

|By:, SA News Editor

More on Qualcomm's restructuring: The move echoes an aborted attempt a decade ago to spin off Qualcomm's chip unit from its licensing unit. The goal then, as now, was to protect Qualcomm's massive royalty streams from being diluted by cross-licensing deals needed to obtain chip IP. Separately, CEO Paul Jacobs says Qualcomm won't rule out building its own chip plants in the future or "writing big checks" to guarantee capacity, as it wrestles with TSMC's (TSM) supply problems.