June 15, 2020 – “Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is an employee-owned Chinese Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company that provides telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics and smartphones in more than 170 countries. To accomplish its mission, the multinational enterprise stands behind open source, relies on Linux and Open Source Software (OSS) as critical elements of innovative technologies they develop with carriers around the globe. We welcome Huawei as a member of our open source and patent non-aggression community!
Established in 1987, founder Ren Zhengfei said he named Huawei after a slogan he saw, “Zhonghua youwei,” which means “China has promise.” Headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, the company employs over 194,000 people, operates 36 joint innovation centers and 14 Research and Development facilities worldwide.
Huawei overtook Ericsson in 2012 as the world’s largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer and in 2018, stepped ahead of Apple as the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world, behind Samsung Electronics.