Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Mar. 25, 2012
Notes to Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Note 9 - Acquisitions
Note 9 — Acquisitions
During the six months ended March 25, 2012, the Company acquired six businesses for total cash consideration of $302 million. Technology-based intangible assets recognized in the amount of $35 million are being amortized on a straight-line basis over a weighted-average useful life of six years. The Company recorded $46 million related to two in-process research and development (IPR&D) projects, which are expected to be completed within the next two years. The acquired IPR&D will not be amortized until completion, and upon completion, IPR&D projects will be amortized over their useful lives, which are expected to be nine years. Goodwill recognized in these transactions, of which $71 million is expected to be deductible for tax purposes, was assigned to the Company’s reportable segments as follows: $48 million to QCT, $22 million to QTL and $130 million to a non-reportable segment.