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Broadcom LTD made an unsolicited $103 billion bid for Qualcomm to set the stage for a major takeover of the chipmaker and dominate the market of semiconductors used in mobile phones.

1. What is Qualcomm’s take on this bid?
2. Would this deal cause a monopoly?
3. What are the terms of the deal?
4. What is the likely moves of both companies’ stock prices?
5. Where will the likely approval problem happen?
6. Who is Hock Tan?
7. Why is Qualcomm vulnerable for a takeover at this time?

Mukherjee, S. and Greg Roumeliotis. (2017) Broadcom offers $103 billion for Qualcomm, sets up takeover battle. Reuters, Nov. 6 (Retrievable at