Qualcomm Proposes Acquisition to Veoneer of Automotive Technology for 500 Billion Yen
On August 5, 2021, semiconductor company Qualcomm announced that it had proposed to automobile technology development company Veoneer to buy it for $ 37 per share (about 4000 yen). Veoneer has just announced on July 23, 2021 that it has signed a merger agreement proposed by auto parts manufacturer Magna International.
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Veoneer is a technology development company specializing in automobiles that mainly deals with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). It was reported that it developed an automatic driving system and an airbag control unit, and became the parent company of Nissin Kogyo, a major Japanese brake manufacturer, in 2018.
Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said, 'As the automotive industry changes, it is becoming increasingly important for automakers to have partners that drive innovation and enable competition. Leading the industry with the proposed acquisitions. Qualcomm's solutions and Vionia's driving assets will be integrated to bring ADAS to automakers. '
Veoneer just announced on July 23, 2021 that it had made a financial report for the second quarter of 2021 (April-June) and that it had 'finally signed the Veoneer merger agreement proposed by Magna International.' was.
In response to Qualcomm's announcement, Veoneer 'confirmed that it had received a non-binding proposal from Qualcomm. Veoneer's board of directors evaluates it in conjunction with its legal obligations and the merger agreement with Magna International. Magna・ The merger agreement with International remains valid. It was announced under the disclosure obligation of the EU's market abuse regulations. '
Qualcomm emphasized that semiconductor sales are strong in the announcement of financial results for the third quarter of 2021 (April to June) on July 29, 2021. It announced that in-vehicle chips achieved sales of 253 million dollars (about 28 billion yen), an increase of 83% from the same period of the previous year.
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