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As the Qualcomm Turns: Elliott Slams NXP Bid; The Google Angle

Shares of semiconductor maker NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) are up $1.01, or 0.9%, at $116.30, after activist firm Elliott Management, which owns 6% of NXP, released a letter saying the existing offer to buy the company put forward by Qualcomm (QCOM) is too low. The firm said "NXP is worth $135 per share” versus the $110 that had been agreed to from Qualcomm when the deal was announced back in October of last year. According to Elliott, "Qualcomm’s offer of $110 per share is acting as a ceiling” on NXP shares, given other semi stocks have beaten NXP’s share price increase by 25% since the deal was announced.