Broadcom has recently offered aquisition deal to Qualcomm but it is in vain. Looks like owners of Qualcomms want more funds as they need to triple or may be twice triple their ROI. There is a big fish Intel which waits for possible opportunity to buy Broadcom after it merges with Qualcomm. Buying these two potential chip makers can support Intel to make stronghold in phone chips market as it is occasionally losing battles to AMD.
Intel less like to acquire Broadcom
Some analytics say it will be impossible for Intel to absorb Broadcom after it buys Qualcomm. The reason is a high price counter offered by Broadcom. After a merge Broadcom may become stronger enough to stand on to the feet and get into the game.