Summary:Qualcomm is on a mission to dominate the guts of our smartphones, and this year it will get one step closer as the first smartphone debuts using Qualcomm components from the antenna to the processor.
Qualcomm has introduced a type of processor that combines the low-power expertise that Qualcomm has perfected in the mobile world with radios that it has designed and acquired over the years. The internet processor is the first Qualcomm has designed for a residential gateway device and was developed in preparation for a glut of connected objects in the home. This is another new market for the company that invented the CDMA protocol.
Qualcomm has introduced a mobile chip that will play back 4K video on smartphones and tablets in addition to supporting the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi.The Snapdragon 805 chip, announced on Wednesday, could be Qualcomm’s fastest performing chip. The quad-core chip operates at a clock speed of 2.5GHz and has the latest Adreno 420 graphics engine, which can process 4K or UltraHD video at a 3840 x 2160-pixel resolution.
IDG News Service San Francisco Bureau — Consumers will have to share small, inexpensive cells in their homes with nearby mobile users to affordably meet the growing demand for mobile data in the next decade, a Qualcomm executive said Tuesday.”There really is no alternative,” said Matt Grob, Qualcomm’s executive vice president and chief technology officer, during a presentation at the Qualcomm On conference in Santa Clara, California.
When Qualcomm sold its FloTV spectrum to AT&T last year, many assumed that was the end of the chip maker’s broadcast ambitions.FloTVThe spectrum sale, for more than $2 billion, appeared to mark the conclusion of an expensive, painful chapter for the company in which it tried and failed to build a significant business around delivering mobile television to consumers.
Nvidia has launched its first integrated smartphone chip that combines its GPU-based application processor and a modem. The new chip will give Nvidia a processor to compete against Qualcomm’s integrated chips.
Mobile data traffic is exploding. Globally, the traffic has been doubling each year during the last few years. However, now the industry is preparing for an astounding 1000x increase. Qualcomm is leading the charge through its compelling technologies and path breaking innovations in preparing the industry to meet this “1000x challenge.”
The solution to this formidable challenge is obviously is a combination of increasing the efficiency of existing assets, employing more resources such as spectrum and small cells, as well as adopting radically different ways of acquiring, deploying, operating and managing these resources.