Tencent Technology News, Singapore chip maker Broadcom acquisition of Qualcomm's trading, suffered major setbacks, the U.S. government announced that the acquisition of foreign capital affect the national security, the U.S. Foreign Investment Commission has launched an investigation.
According to the latest news from foreign media, in addition to international security, the U.S. government is very worried that if Qualcomm is acquired by foreign companies, the United States will lose its leading position in the 5G field and China will rely on Huawei to become the leader.
Earlier, the U.S. Foreign Investment Commission had asked Qualcomm to postpone a general meeting of shareholders to start a probe into whether it would undermine U.S. national security. The U.S. Treasury Department also expressed concerns about the U.S. government in a letter on Monday.
What needs to be pointed out is that Broadcom, which is currently proposed for acquisition, is in fact an Anwarco Singapore company headquartered in Singapore. The company was born out of Hewlett-Packard's semiconductor business, and later conducted countless mergers and acquisitions, expand the scale. Previously, Avago acquired the US small chip maker Broadcom, using each other's name. Because of Broadcom's name, many mistaken Broadcom as a U.S. company.
Qualcomm mergers and acquisitions by a foreign company, also triggered a high degree of public opinion in the United States. According to the headquarters of Qualcomm, "San Diego Unified Tribune" reported on the website that the U.S. Treasury Department believes Qualcomm's acquisition will damage the U.S. position in the 5G field.
Ministry of Finance believes that if Qualcomm was acquired by foreign investors, including Chinese companies, including Huawei and China, will have 5G leadership.
In a letter sent to Qualcomm and Broadcom, the MOF wrote: "Although the United States is currently dominated by communications standards setting, as a result of this hostile takeover, China will actively compete to fill the gaps left by Qualcomm . & rdquo;
At present, all countries in the world set off a 5G network "race". Many mobile operators in China and the United States have announced that this year they will build 5G pilot networks in some cities. 5G network will not only affect telecom equipment manufacturers and handset manufacturers, but also bring about a change in the whole society. 5G will become the communication platform for all networked devices and enter into all aspects of people's work and life.
As we all know, Qualcomm is the world's largest mobile communications patent research and development institutions, Qualcomm relies heavily on patents each year to obtain huge profits, but Qualcomm's technological invention also promoted the progress of human communications, Qualcomm's handset processor also won the handset manufacturers and Consumer recognition.
In the field of telecommunications equipment, China's Huawei is one of the three largest telecom equipment manufacturers in the world (the other two are Nokia and Ericsson) with high market share and competitiveness.
In the past, Huawei had provided telecommunications equipment in many countries around the world to build a local 4G mobile communications network. In the 5G technology revolution, Huawei also naturally occupied the "beachhead".
Huawei's strength has also caused the United States to rest. In the past few months, Huawei had planned to sell high-end mobile phones in the United States, but AT & T canceled its cooperation with Huawei under the pressure of the U.S. politicians.
Recently, the United States is also exerting pressure on the Australian government, requiring Australian telecom companies not to purchase Huawei equipment to build a 5G network. The United States believes this will affect the "five alliance" cooperation in intelligence sharing.
Prior to that, in order to facilitate the acquisition of the semiconductor market in the United States, Singapore Broadcom Corporation announced that it will relocate its headquarters to California, the United States (part of the business has been distributed in the United States), allegedly the relocation may be completed in May.