Trump just blocked what would have been the largest tech acquisition ever—because China

A contentious, long-gestating bid to take over an iconic US tech company has ended—and Washington’s wariness of China’s tech ambitions is only beginning.

Donald Trump issued an executive order barring Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom from acquiring Qualcomm, the California-based semiconductor designer that dominates the market for mobile phone processors. Valued at roughly $130 billion, the deal would have been the largest in tech history had it gone through. Its swift fallout...

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