Avago Technologies Pte. , Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM) and Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) have been awarded three-year original equipment manufacturer (OEM) deals by Huawei, worth $6 billion in total. A spokeswoman for company told Light Reading Mobile that it won't reveal how the billions are split between the three contract renewals.
Qualcomm says that it will be supplying its Snapdragon mobile processors and multi-mode modems to Huawei. Avago says that it will be able to expand its mobile infrastructure portfolio with the new Huawei support. All three are all already silicon suppliers to the Chinese giant.
Why this matters Huawei can't yet seem to get in on the action with major U.S. carrier infrastructure contracts, but it can splash the cash on American suppliers. The company says that since opening in the U.S. in 2001 it has partnered with 280 firms inking contracts worth more than $30 billion in all. 2011 marked an 8 percent increase in spending in the region year-on-year for the company.
For more Read up on Huawei's recent North American moves:
- Getting Closer: Huawei Scores 4G Deals in Canada
- 2011 Rewind: Where in the World Is LTE?
- Huawei's Open Letter to the US
- Huawei's Springboard Into the US?
- Huawei, ZTE Spook Sprint?
- US Gets Worried About Huawei
- No Way Huawei?
- Huawei's Latest US Offensive
- Huawei, AT&T, and the NSA
- Huawei Addresses Security Fears
- No Respite for Chinese Vendors
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile