Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Business Combinations and Asset Acquisitions

Business Combinations and Asset Acquisitions
12 Months Ended
Sep. 25, 2022
Business Combination and Asset Acquisition [Abstract]  
Acquisitions Acquisitions
Nuvia. On March 16, 2021, we completed the acquisition of Nuvia for $1.1 billion (net of $174 million 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, which have post-acquisition requisite service periods of up to four years. At the time of the acquisition, Nuvia had certain in-process technologies and was comprised of a CPU (central processing unit) and technology design team with expertise in high performance processors, SoC 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. We recorded $885 million of goodwill, which 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. We also recorded a $247 million in-process research and development intangible asset 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. Our results of operations for fiscal 2021 included the operating results of Nuvia since the acquisition date, the amounts of which were not material.
Veoneer. On October 4, 2021, we and SSW Partners, a New York-based investment partnership, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Veoneer, Inc. (Veoneer). The transaction closed on April 1, 2022 (the Closing Date). Total cash consideration paid in the transaction was $4.7 billion, consisting of (i) $4.6 billion paid in respect of Veoneer’s outstanding capital stock and equity awards and amounts paid to settle Veoneer’s convertible senior notes (which were converted at the election of the note holders and settled in cash in the third quarter of fiscal 2022) and (ii) a $110 million termination fee paid to Magna International Inc. (Magna) in the first quarter of fiscal 2022. We funded substantially all of the cash consideration payable in the transaction in exchange for (i) the Arriver business (which SSW transferred to us shortly after the Closing Date) and (ii) the right to receive a majority of the proceeds upon the sale of the Non-Arriver businesses by SSW Partners. We intend to incorporate Arriver’s computer vision, drive policy and driver assistance technologies into our Snapdragon automotive platform to deliver an integrated software SoC ADAS platform for automakers and Tier-1 automotive suppliers. SSW Partners retained Veoneer’s Tier-1 automotive supplier businesses, primarily consisting of the Active Safety and Restraint Control Systems businesses (the Non-Arriver businesses), which it intends to sell in one or more transactions.
We have agreed to provide certain funding of approximately $300 million to the Non-Arriver businesses while SSW Partners seeks a buyer(s), of which approximately $150 million of funding remained available to the Non-Arriver businesses at September 25, 2022. Such amounts, along with cash retained in the Non-Arriver business, are expected to be used to fund working and other near-term capital needs, as well as certain costs incurred in connection with the close of the acquisition.
Although we do not own or operate the Non-Arriver businesses, we have determined that we are the primary beneficiary, within the meaning of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) accounting guidance related to consolidation (ASC 810), of these businesses under the variable interest model. Factors considered in reaching this conclusion included, among others: (i) our involvement in the design of and our funding of substantially all of the total cash consideration payable in the
transaction and (ii) our obligations to absorb losses and rights to receive returns from the Non-Arriver businesses. We expect that SSW Partners will complete the sale of the Non-Arriver businesses within fiscal 2023, subject to any required regulatory approvals and other closing conditions being met. Accordingly, the assets and liabilities of the Non-Arriver businesses are consolidated and presented as held for sale on our balance sheet, and the operating results are presented as discontinued operations.
Our accounting purchase price was approximately $4.3 billion, substantially all of which relates to our share of cash consideration at close for the outstanding common shares of Veoneer and the Magna termination fee and excludes Veoneer’s convertible senior notes that are reflected as an assumed liability. We have finalized the purchase price allocation, except for certain tax matters. Accordingly, the preliminary purchase price allocation shown below could change during the remainder of the measurement period (which will not exceed 12 months from the Closing Date). The preliminary allocation of the purchase price to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair values was as follows (in millions):
Cash $ 30 
Current held for sale assets, net of costs to sell (1) 626 
Completed technology-based intangible assets 349 
In-process research and development (IPR&D) 298 
Goodwill 2,789 
Noncurrent held for sale assets (1) 1,186 
Other assets 333 
Total assets 5,611 
Current held for sale liabilities (1) (677)
Convertible senior notes (352)
Noncurrent held for sale liabilities (1) (128)
Other liabilities (203)
Total liabilities (1,360)
Net assets acquired $ 4,251 
(1) Held for sale assets and liabilities relate to the Non-Arriver businesses and were measured at fair value less costs to sell (including SSW Partners’ estimated return with respect to the sale proceeds of the Non-Arriver businesses), which was estimated using a market approach based on significant inputs that were not observable. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, we finalized and adjusted the valuation of the Non-Arriver businesses by $229 million and recorded an offsetting adjustment to decrease goodwill for this amount. The Non-Arriver businesses’ assets are not available to be used to settle our obligations, and the Non-Arriver businesses’ creditors do not have recourse to us. SSW Partners owns and operates the Non-Arriver businesses, and its funding of the purchase price for Veoneer was recorded as a component of held for sale liabilities. The underlying classes of assets and liabilities held for sale have not been presented because such amounts are not material.
Goodwill related to this transaction was allocated to our QCT segment, and $471 million of which is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. Goodwill is primarily attributable to assembled workforce and certain synergies expected to arise after the acquisition. Completed technology-based intangible assets are being amortized on a straight-line basis over the weighted-average useful life of nine years. IPR&D relates to a single project that is expected to be completed in fiscal 2025. Upon completion, we expect the IPR&D to be amortized over its useful life of seven years. We valued the completed technology and IPR&D using an income approach based on significant unobservable inputs.
Since the Closing Date, the operating results of the Arriver and Non-Arriver businesses were initially reported on a one quarter lag. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, we eliminated the one-quarter reporting lag previously used to consolidate the Arriver business to provide contemporaneous reporting within our consolidated financial statements, which we believe is preferable. The effect of this change was not material to our consolidated financial statements, and the impact of eliminating the one quarter reporting lag has been included in our operating results in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022. The Non-Arriver businesses are presented as discontinued operations and remain on a one quarter reporting lag. Pro forma results of operations have not been presented because the effects of this acquisition were not material to our consolidated results of operations. The cash flows generated from (used by) the Non-Arriver businesses are reflected as discontinued operations and are classified as operating, investing and financing activities in the consolidated statements of cash flows. Investing and financing activities from discontinued operations reported in fiscal 2022 were not material.
Other. During fiscal 2022, we acquired eight other businesses for a total accounting purchase price of $792 million. We recognized $202 million of intangible assets (which primarily relate to completed technology) that will be amortized on a straight-line basis over a weighted-average useful life of six years. Substantially all of the goodwill recognized in these transactions of $598 million was allocated to our QCT segment.