Microsoft’s Nokia Deal By The Numbers

All articles Microsoft’s Nokia Deal By The Numbers ————————— $7.2 billion might be the headline number on Microsoft’s agreement to purchase Nokia’s devices and services business, but there are plenty of other figures to consider as part of the transaction. Here’s a quick rundown. Microsoft is spending about $7.2 billion to acquire Nokia’s core cellphone business Of that $5 billion is for Nokia’s devices business The remaining $2.18 billion is to license Nokia’s intellectual property Nokia’s patent portfolio includes some 8500 design patents It also includes approximately 30,000 utility patents and patent applications 32,000 Nokia employees are expected to transfer to Microsoft as part of the deal 18,300 of those are “directly involved in manufacturing” 56,000 Nokia employees will remain at the company once the deal has closed With 8.7 million units shipped, Windows Phone had an 3.7 percent share of global smartphone market in the second quarter of 2013, according to IDC Windows Phone has greater than 10 percent share in 9 markets, according to Microsoft. Windows Phone is outselling BlackBerry in 34 markets — again, according to Microsoft. Nokia accounted for 81.6 percent of all Windows Phone smartphone shipments during the second quarter of 2013 Microsoft’s gross margin on sales of Nokia’s Windows Phone handsets before the deal: less than $10 Microsoft’s expected gross margin on sales of Nokia’s Windows Phone handsets after the deal: more than $40 Read more: http://allthingsd.com/20130902/microsofts-nokia-deal-by-the-numbers/ ————————— 2013-09-03 06:54:46 Dark RSS Reader www.darkrss.ch