Qualcomm Boosts Spending On GlobalFoundries Chip Collaboration By $4.2B: Report

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  • Qualcomm Inc QCOM has agreed to buy an additional $4.2 billion in semiconductor chips from GlobalFoundries Inc's GFS New York factory.
  • The latest contract increased QCOM's total commitment to $7.4 billion in purchases through 2028, Reuters reports.
  • The deal extends on a $3.2 billion purchasing agreement between the two companies and will produce chips for use in 5G transceivers, Wi-Fi, automotive, and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.
  • QCOM, specializing in mobile phone chips, was one of GlobalFoundries' first customers to sign a long-term agreement in 2021, covering multiple geographies and technologies.
  • GlobalFoundries Chief Thomas Caulfield said that having Qualcomm as a long-term customer of its upstate New York factory would help, along with federal and state funding, to expand the company's U.S. manufacturing footprint.
  • The U.S. and Europe have already declared their support for the development of advanced technology for semiconductor chipmaking to ease the global supply crunch and reduce dependence on Asian countries.
  • Price Action: GFS shares traded higher by 1.35% at $59.99 premarket on the last check Tuesday.
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