According to the Nikkei Asian review, Huawei plans to buy more mobile phone chips from its competitors, MediaTek and China mobile chip manufacturer violet light.Huawei is negotiating with MediaTek, the world's second-largest mobile chip developer, and unisoc, China's second-largest mobile chip design company, to buy more chips to ensure the normal operation of its consumer electronics business, the report said.
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"Huawei has predicted the current situation," said one person familiar with the situation. Last year, Huawei began to allocate more middle and low-end mobile chip projects to MediaTek. This year, Huawei has become one of the key customers of the middle end 5g mobile chip of MediaTek. "
Another person familiar with the negotiations said that MediaTek was assessing whether it had sufficient human resources to fully support Huawei's large-scale purchase, as the number required by Huawei was 300% higher than the number normally purchased in the past few years.
At the same time, Huawei is seeking to deepen cooperation with Ziguang zhanrui. Ziguang zhanrui is a mobile chip developer in mainland China. Its main customers are relatively small equipment manufacturers, mainly supporting entry-level products and devices for emerging markets. Previously, Huawei used only a small number of chips from Ziguang zhanrui in its low-end smart phones and tablet computers, sources said.
A chip industry executive said: "the new purchase agreement will greatly promote the company to further improve its chip design capabilities. In the past, it was difficult for us to get a big contract from the world's leading smartphone manufacturers, and this time it may be that it really seeks to integrate with international standards. "
Last year, we accelerated the research and development of 5g chips to catch up with Qualcomm and MediaTek. Recently, the company received 4.5 billion yuan (about $630 million) of investment from China National Fund phase II and Shanghai Guosheng group. Later this year, Ziguang zhanrui is going to be listed on Star Technology Board in Shanghai.