Is Calif.-based buyout fund Canyon Bridge considered a Chinese company? And does Lattice make and sell technology for dual-purpose applications?
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There is no technology play in the case of Canyon Bridge acquisition of Lattice—this is purely a financial play.
When the transaction is completed in 2017, one thing is crystal clear: Qualcomm will be a genuine powerhouse in the automotive semiconductor market.
Qualcomm is attempting to repurpose Snapdragon processors for in-vehicle infotainment systems, where NXP has the older i.MX6 parts.
NXP has Freescale's S32V234 processor, which integrates the Cognivue’s computer-vision IP core, while Qualcomm has its Zeroth deep learning platform.
The move enables the combined NXP-Qualcomm company to make a big leap forward in areas like ADAS and automotive connectivity.
NXP, which only relatively recently had concluded the takeover of its rival Freescale, has now itself been swallowed by a much larger competitor.
Qualcomm aims to "realise all the benefits of the intelligently connected world" with the acquisition.