EU Commission concerned about VMware takeover by Broadcom

The EU Commission has concerns about the planned takeover of cloud specialist VMware by US chip company Broadcom. It is of the preliminary view that the planned takeover could restrict competition in the market for certain hardware components, the Commission announced on Wednesday evening. According to an investigation, there is a risk the US group Broadcom could complicate access to special software from VMware for competitors and thus seal off the market against their hardware. Broadcom now has the opportunity to comment and address the Commission’s concerns.

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