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Broadcom Buys NetLogic

Wireless chipmaker Broadcom has agreed to buy communications processor company NetLogic Microsystems. Price: $3.7 billion in cash, or about $50 per share — a 57 percent premium over NetLogic’s closing price on Friday.

The acquisition, which will more than double Broadcom’s addressable market in network infrastructure and extend its reach in the 4G chip space, is the company’s 47th since its founding in 1991. It’s also the fourth-largest acquisition of a U.S. chipmaker in the past five years.

“The premium is fair,” said Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor. “This acquisition expands our market into additional networking opportunities.”

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus