Qualcomm Completes Atheros Communications Buy

San Diego-based Qualcomm said Tuesday evening that it has completed its $3.1 billion acquisition of Atheros Communications. Atheros becomes Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. Qualcomm said the acquisition will allow it to expand its presence in both existing and adjacent businesses, including home, enterprise, and carrier networking. Qualcomm said it would buy Atheros in January.