Motorola patents are apparently worth $5.5 billion
posted by Scott H. / Jul 25, 2012, 11:26 AM
Not surprisingly, patents are the biggest slice of the pie – Google valued “patents and developed technology” as commanding $5.5 billion of the $12.4 billion price tag. Still, that leaves more than half of the purchase price remaining, and it’s interesting to see how Google values those parts, some of which are intangibles. Google attributed $2.9 billion to Motorola’s cash on hand, but almost as much ($2.6 billion) to “goodwill”.
What goodwill would that be? According to the filing, this goodwill is “primarily attributed to the synergies expected to arise after the acquisition.” So apparently Larry Page wasn’t just blowing a smokescreen when he said they want to supercharge Android with Motorola’s hardware – they really are expecting to generate enormous revenue increases from teaming up with the U.S. hardware manufacturer.
To round out the rest of the purchase, the Form 10-Q cited acquired value of $730 million for customer relationships, and an additional $670 million for “other net assets acquired”. Most of this seems fairly standard, but that’s quite a lot of goodwill that Google believes they will reap from the purchase down the road. If that’s the case, we can expect to see some bold moves with Motorola in the coming years.
What would you like to see Googerola do?
source: Google's Form 10-Q via 9to5Google
Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012
I would like them to release a nexus phone
posted on Jul 25, 2012, 11:31 AM 13
Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 27, 2011
Not a big fan of Motorola phones due to there hideous once then Moto blur skin and there camera humps. Now with Google at the helm I'll buy a Nexus Motorola if the phone is streamlined nicely, a 3000+ battery, quad core love, great GPU for gaming like what the Nexus 7 has and pure android OS. Did I miss anything?
posted on Jul 25, 2012, 12:45 PM 2
Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 19, 2012
You missed that part where the majority of people using phones don't need a ridiculous GPU (not that I would complain) for gaming since only a small portion of cellular users are gamers (on a phone gaming.) There really is no reason to have a quad-core, but meh that's just my point.
posted on Jul 25, 2012, 1:30 PM 1
Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012
people need to stop fooling themselves into thinking you need a quadcore just to have a great gaming experience, dual core krait and a good amount of memory (16gb or 32gb) is all you will need for some time to come ...
posted on Jul 25, 2012, 8:33 PM 0
Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011
the sad part is, aside from the fact you can't distinguish "there" from "their" is that the Tegra3's GPU isn't even that impressive anymore. Hell there are last generation A9 dual core SoC's with higher performing GPU's
posted on Jul 25, 2012, 3:03 PM 0
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