Apple accused Qualcomm of deceptively charging Apple a high royalty charge, while Qualcomm accused Apple of infringing its patents.
"Although the Qualcomm Corp in the court case is to maximize the value of intellectual property, but the plan to buy Qualcomm's Broadcom Corp don't need these things -- as an acquirer, it only needs to set a good price, so that after the acquisition of the company can provide positive return on investment for it Raymond James."stockStudy (Raymond James Equity Research) analyst Chris Caso (Chris Caso) commented.
In the last week when the Apple Corp CEO Tim Cook (Tim Cook) also commented on the patent dispute between apple and Qualcomm, and reiterated the position of Apple Corp in the so-called high error behavior problems.
"If you look back, you will see that the Korea's Fair Trade Commission has ruled Qualcomm illegal and punished it," Cook said in an interview with CNBC.
Taiwan's judiciary has also sentenced Qualcomm to infringement of the law and punished it. The Federal Trade Commission also sued Qualcomm, the lawsuit is still ongoing. In addition, the EU is also investigating Qualcomm, so I think There is no doubt about QUALCOMM's problems. "
Broadcom, as Apple's main supplier of parts, and Apple maintained a very close relationship between.
"Compared to the relationship between Qualcomm and apple against each other and litigation, between Broadcom and apple has a closer cooperation relationship," the Royal Bank of Canada capital market (RBC Capital Markets) analyst Amit Delinari (Amit Daryanani) said on Monday the CNBC interview.
"Therefore, Broadcom may logically think that Broadcom could solve the regulatory litigation between Qualcomm and Apple in a much easier way than Qualcomm is now."
"If successful acquisition of Qualcomm Broadcom, it can create a new benign environment, a part of the lawsuit problem will be solved, but the connection between Qualcomm and apple road will still full of thorns." William Blair (William Blair