Chip maker Qualcomm buying NXP Semiconductors in $38.1B deal

October 27, 2016
In this Nov. 2, 2011, file photo, a sign sits atop the Qualcomm headquarters building in San Diego. Chip maker Qualcomm is buying NXP Semiconductors N.V. in a deal valued at approximately $38.1 billion announced Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is buying NXP Semiconductors N.V. in a deal valued at approximately $38 billion.

NXP shareholders will receive $110 per share for each share they own. That's an 11.5 percent premium to the company's Wednesday closing price of $98.66. The companies put the 's total value at about $47 billion.

The combined is expected to have annual revenues of more than $30 billion.

The boards of both companies approved the transaction, which is targeted to close by the end of 2017.

Shares of Qualcomm Inc., which is based in San Diego, climbed more than 2 percent before the opening bell Thursday. Shares of NXP, based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, gained more than 2 percent.

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