Trump issues order blocking Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm, citing national security

President Donald Trump issued an order Monday evening blocking any merger of the chipmaking giants Broadcom and Qualcomm, saying it was necessary to protect national security. Broadcom’s control over Qualcomm, the order says, might allow the Singapore-based company to “take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States.”

Broadcom has been trying to purchase Qualcomm for the last several months, but has continually been rebuffed. It’s since tried to stack

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