From Security Week:

Paul Rosenzweig, a former Department of Homeland Security official who now has a consulting firm, had also voiced caution.

“Nobody knows for sure, but there is a suspicion going around that Broadcom’s ultimate goal is to help Huawei and that this play is an attempt to squelch American 5G development,” Rosenzweig wrote recently on the Lawfare national security blog.

Rosenzweig added Broadcom could fire Qualcomm management, cut research spending on 5G or stop Qualcomm from participating in the 5G standards-setting process.

“Perhaps more to the point, Qualcomm is an essential contracting partner of the US government, holding a top secret facility security clearance. If purchased by a foreign company that status might be in jeopardy,” Rosenzweig added.