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Will China Approve Qualcomm's NXP Acquisition?

Trefis Team

Qualcomm’s deal to purchase NXP Semiconductors has been caught in the crosshairs of the trade tensions between the U.S. and China, with the Chinese government holding up regulatory approval of the $44 billion deal. View our interactive dashboard analysis on Qualcomm’s expected performance over 2018 to see our forecasts and valuation estimate. While the competitive aspects of the deal, which are expected to give Qualcomm a significant edge in the automotive semiconductor space, are likely to be a concern, a key reason for the delay in approvals is likely the trade tensions between the U.S. and China and the U.S. export ban placed on Chinese telecom equipment behemoth ZTE amid alleged violations of Iran sanctions.