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

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.
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  • Hawkeyes 2011
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    Fortunately QCOM has huge cash reserves along with no long term debt so they certainly afford to pay TSMC to stay in front of the MFG chip making line. Or, as QCOM has said in the past many times, they can also build a plant of their own if that is in the company's best long term interest. Or to use a overused statement of a "win-win" for QCOM and its customers who need communication chips that are in strong demand.
    28 Jun 2012, 05:01 PM Reply Like
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