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Behind the Broadcom Deal Block: Rising Telecom Tensions

Hock Tan, Broadcom

In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Broadcom CEO Hock Tan speaks while U.S. President Donald Trump listens, in background, during an event at the White House in Washington, to announce the company is moving its global headquarters to the United States.

Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Behind the U.S. move to block Singapore-based Broadcom's hostile bid for U.S. chip maker Qualcomm lies a new global struggle for influence over next-generation communications technology—and fears that whoever takes the lead could exploit that advantage for economic gain, theft and espionage.

From The Associated Press
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