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Acquisitions (Notes)

Acquisitions (Notes)
6 Months Ended
Mar. 27, 2016
Acquisitions [Abstract]  
Note 9. Acquisitions
During the six months ended March 27, 2016, the Company acquired three businesses for total cash consideration of $382 million, net of cash acquired. Technology-based intangible assets recognized in the amount of $248 million are being amortized on a straight-line basis over a weighted-average useful life of five years. The Company recognized $170 million in goodwill related to these transactions, all of which was assigned to the Company’s QCT segment and of which $23 million is expected to be deductible for tax purposes.
In January 2016, the Company announced that it had reached agreement with TDK Corporation to form a joint venture, under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd., to enable delivery of radio frequency front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters into fully integrated products for mobile devices and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, among others. The joint venture will initially be owned 51% by the Company and 49% by TDK. Certain intellectual property, patents and filter and module design and manufacturing assets will be carved out of existing TDK businesses and be acquired by the joint venture, with certain assets acquired by the Company. The purchase price of the Company’s interest in the joint venture and the assets to be transferred to the Company is $1.2 billion, to be adjusted for working capital, outstanding indebtedness and certain capital expenditures, among other things. Additionally, the Company has the option to acquire (and TDK has an option to sell) TDK’s interest in the joint venture for $1.15 billion 30 months after the closing date. TDK will be entitled to up to a total of $200 million in payments based on sales of RF filter functions over the three-year period after the closing date, which is a substitute for and in lieu of any right of TDK to receive any profit sharing, distributions, dividends or other payments of any kind or nature. The transaction is subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and other closing conditions and is expected to close by early calendar 2017.