Not unreasonable in terms of development, but may pose issues in keeping up with the competition. It also telegraphs your moves to those competitors which can now move to try to block you out before you even get started.
Here’s the thing, it seems a bit weird to me to use this acquisition to go after the PC space, while ignoring the mobile space where the best Android devices still can’t seemingly keep up with Apple in terms of performance. And to spend time comparing to Apple is weird since it’s really Intel/AMD that will be their competition. This move all up seems more to act as a lever to get their SoCs into the PC space where they are effectively a non-presence today (i.e. larger growth potential). Considering their tendency to ask for royalties on top of the SoC price, I’m not sure how well that will fly in the PC space, but certainly seems like a juicy target for Qualcomm.
That said, I’ve never been super great at the whole “keep shareholders happy” aspect of business. Maybe I’m missing something.