Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Business Combinations and Asset Acquisitions

Business Combinations and Asset Acquisitions
12 Months Ended
Sep. 26, 2021
Business Combination and Asset Acquisition [Abstract]  
Acquisitions Acquisitions
On March 16, 2021 (the Closing Date), we completed the acquisition of NuVia, Inc. (NUVIA) for $1.1 billion (net of cash acquired), substantially all of which was paid in cash. In connection with the acquisition, we assumed or replaced unvested NUVIA stock awards with Qualcomm stock awards with an estimated fair value of $258 million, for which $10 million was attributable to pre-acquisition services and included in the purchase price, and the remaining amount is recognized as compensation expense over the related post-acquisition requisite service period of up to four years.
NUVIA has certain in-process technologies and is comprised of a CPU (central processing unit) and technology design team with expertise in high performance processors, SoC (system-on-chip) and power management for compute-intensive devices and applications. Upon completion of development, NUVIA’s technologies are expected to be integrated into certain QCT products.
The allocation of the purchase price to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair values was as follows (in millions):
Cash $ 174 
In-process research and development (IPR&D) 247 
Goodwill 885 
Other assets 26 
Total assets 1,332 
Liabilities (68)
Net assets acquired $ 1,264 
Goodwill recognized in this transaction is not deductible for tax purposes and was allocated to our QCT segment for annual impairment testing purposes. Goodwill is primarily attributable to assembled workforce and certain revenue and cost synergies expected to arise after the acquisition. IPR&D is related to a single project, which is expected to be completed in fiscal 2023 and, upon completion, will be amortized over its useful life, which is expected to be seven years. The estimated fair value of the IPR&D asset acquired was determined using an income approach based on significant inputs that were not observable.
Our results of operations for fiscal 2021 included the operating results of NUVIA since the Closing Date, the amounts of which were not material. Pro forma results of operations have not been presented because the effects of this acquisition were not material to our consolidated results of operations.