back to article What will $15.5bn buy you? For Broadcom, it could nab itself a whole Symantec

When the chips are down, it seems, Broadcom is hell bent on expanding its software portfolio. If the tipsters are correct, the chip designer is close to buying legacy security outfit Symantec for $15bn. According to Bloomberg, which was first with the report, Broadcom is closing in on the target and could confirm a purchase …

  1. nevarre

    Eww. Is Broadcom trying to become the place where crappy, overpriced software goes to die?

    1. Mage Silver badge
      Paris Hilton


      Seems a total waste of money to buy a brand,

  2. Dvon of Edzore

    Yeah, Broadcom, don't do that.

    But if you can string Symantec along until more bad news comes out, nobody wants it, and you can buy the name for 15 million and bury it in an unmarked grave, that would be great.

    1. theblackhand

      You might wish to offer your services to HPE in future. That's some top quality advice.

      If you need any evidence to back up your claims (not that I'm suggesting you do), point at McAfee and Intel...

  3. Robert Moore

    Deal of the century.

    Only about $15.4999999 Billion more than it is worth.

  4. Androgynous Cow Herd

    Better uses for the money...

    Invest in developing a Linux driver for a Broadcom Ethernet chipset that doesn’t completely suck balls

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