The Law Firm of Weiss & Lurie Investigates the
Acquisition of Atheros Communications, Inc.
January 05, 2011 04:54 PM Eastern Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Weiss & Lurie, a national class action and shareholder rights law
firm with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other
violations of law by members of the Board of Directors of Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR)
arising from the proposed acquisition of Atheros by Qualcomm Inc. (“Qualcomm”) (NASDAQ: QCOM).
Under the terms of the transaction, Atheros shareholders will receive $45 for each Atheros share. The transaction is
expected to close in the first half of 2011.
Weiss & Lurie is investigating whether Atheros’ Board acted in the best interests of shareholders in approving the
transaction and whether the Board properly sought to maximize shareholder value. In particular Atheros’ current
president and CEO, Dr. Craig H. Barratt, is expected to join Qualcomm as president of Qualcomm Networking &
Connectivity and Atheros insiders will be able to retain an interest in Qualcomm as each outstanding option to
purchase Atheros common stock will be automatically converted into an option to purchase Qualcomm common
stock and each outstanding restricted stock unit award for Atheros Common Stock will be automatically converted
into a restricted stock unit award for Qualcomm common stock at the same conversion rate.
If you own Atheros shares and would like more information about your rights as a shareholder or additional
information concerning our investigation, please contact Julia J. Sun either by email at email@example.com or by
telephone at (888) 593-4771.
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fiduciary duties. We have recovered over a billion dollars for defrauded institutions and individuals and obtained
important corporate governance in these cases. If you have information or would like legal advice concerning
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