NXP in takeover talks with Intel, others -report

* NXP Semiconductors declines to comment

* Qualcomm and Broadcom also in talks – report

AMSTERDAM, April 8 (Reuters) – Dutch chip maker NXP
Semiconductors (NXPI.O: Quote, Profile, Research) is in takeover talks with Intel
(INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research), Qualcomm (QCOM.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and Broadcom (BRCM.O: Quote, Profile, Research), a Dutch
newspaper reported on Friday, citing a banker.

“The signals about an approach are now serious and are too
strong to ignore,” the banker, who was not identified by name or
company, was cited as saying by Dutch paper De Telegraaf.

NXP Semiconductors, which was partly listed by its private
equity owners last August, declined to comment.

It specialises in making chips used for payments with mobile
phones, making it an attractive target, the paper said.

NXP’s chief executive told Reuters in November he ruled out
any consolidation in the semiconductor industry in the mid term
because major players are focused on organic growth as they
emerge from the global recession. [ID:nWEA8196]

In 2008, NXP and German rival Infineon (IFXGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research), which has
sold its wireless operations to Intel, were rumoured to be in
merger talks that never came to anything.

(Reporting by Gilbert Kreijger; Editing by Sara Webb and
Erica Billingham)

NXP in takeover talks with Intel, others -report