Qualcomm vs. Broadcom

The most significant executive order in quite some time was issued yesterday. From reading it (and what little I have heard about it in the media so far), this is an action I can fully support, as rare as that is with this POTUS!

The threat to national security is enormous if the takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom was to occur. Having non-U.S. companies own near monopoly technologies that are essential to contemporary communication networks is not an acceptable reality.

It is very good that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States issued its warning on March 4 so the threat would be taken seriously by this White House.

Official Title and Link:

Presidential Order Regarding the Proposed Takeover of Qualcomm Incorporated by Broadcom Limited

Executive Order issued March 12, 2018


Future Posting Plan

I’ve decided to change my regular posting pattern, at least for a while.

Beginning today, I will only post comments on (and links to) what I consider significant items. That will probably mean reporting on only some executive orders and perhaps some signing statements.

Routine items such as monthly proclamations will not meet the threshold of being “significant”.

For example, in the last week (since I last posted on February 21), nothing of significance has been signed. Routine recurring proclamations (such as March being Women’s History Month, in the case of the past week) can be seen by going to the White House Presidential Actions Archive.