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Qualcomm Announces Gigabit Class LTE for Next Generation Connected Vehicles

At CES® 2017 today, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced a new variant of its connected car reference platform using the flagship Gigabit Class Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem to help car manufacturers deliver the high-speed, high-quality and reliable connectivity required for advanced telematics and connected vehicle services – supporting peak download speeds up to 1 Gbps. Building on the Company’s leadership supplying 3G/4G LTE modems for automotive, the reference platform is designed to allow carmakers to quickly and easily integrate the broad range of additional wireless and networking technologies required in today’s vehicles, including Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Bluetooth® Low Energy and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), with optional support for DSRC and Cellular-V2X. The platform also includes a module reference design for the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem to help automotive suppliers accelerate development and improve time-to-commercialization. 

Highlights of the new connected car reference platform include:

  • Gigabit Class LTE cloud connectivity: The Snapdragon X16 LTE modem supports Gigabit-class download speeds, up to 10x as fast as first generation 4G LTE devices. The modem is designed to employ sophisticated digital signal processing to pack more bits per transmission with 256-QAM, receives data on four antennas through 4x4 MIMO, and supports for up to 4x Carrier Aggregation. All of this comes together to support peak download speeds up to 1 Gbps, helping satisfy the connectivity needs and use cases of the next generation of connected vehicles including high-definition map updates, connected navigation with real-time traffic and road condition information, software upgrades, Wi-Fi hotspot and multimedia streaming.
  • In-car networking and satellite navigation: The connected car reference platform also integrates Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2, sensor support for stolen vehicle tracking and recovery, quad-constellation GNSS and 3D Dead Reckoning (DR) location solutions, with optional support for vehicle-to-everything communications using DSRC/802.11p or Cellular-V2X. The solution is designed to manage concurrent operation of multiple wireless technologies using the same spectrum frequencies. In addition, the reference platform features in-vehicle networking technologies such as Gigabit Ethernet with Automotive Audio Bus (A2B), Controller Area Network (CAN) and Local Interconnect Network (LIN) interfaces.
  • OEM and third-party applications support: Qualcomm Technologies also provides a security-rich framework for the execution of custom OEM and third-party telematics applications. The simplified access to tightly-integrated apps processing functionality is designed to help automakers and service providers handle the increasing number of use cases requiring connectivity –simultaneously in many cases–, and quickly prototype, develop and deliver unique and differentiated experiences to their customers.

Qualcomm Technologies has also developed a reference hardware module in two different band configurations, North America and Rest of World (including Europe). The module design is engineered to support up to four antennas to utilize the 4x4 MIMO capabilities of the Snapdragon X16 modem and reach the peak download speeds of up to 1 Gbps.  This can help accelerate the time-to-commercialization of this flagship device and the Company is working with module manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to further optimize 2-antenna and 4-antenna configurations aiming to meet cost-effectiveness and size requirements of specific automakers, specific segments and use cases.

“Connected cars are becoming intelligent sensors on the road, not only using data for consumer use cases such as Wi-Fi hotspots and video streaming, but also collecting and transmitting critical, rich real-time information about road conditions, map updates and driver status,” said Patrick Little, senior vice president and general manager, automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “As a leader in car connectivity, Qualcomm Technologies is well positioned to address the tremendous data demand, helping automakers integrate the broad set of technologies required by a new generation of connected vehicles.

The new connected car reference platform using Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, including its corresponding reference module, is expected to be available in the first half of 2017.

All major global automakers currently use products from Qualcomm Technologies’ broad portfolio of automotive solutions, including the Company’s flagship Snapdragon automotive processors and modems. Across telematics, infotainment and connectivity, Qualcomm Technologies has achieved more than 150 automotive design wins, and car manufacturers across the globe have selected Snapdragon processors for their next generation infotainment solutions. To learn more, please visit Qualcomm Technologies’ automotive booth at CES, north hall, booth #5609, or visit qualcomm.com/automotive.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people.  We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare businesses.

To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

 

3. Jan. 2017
Press Releases

Qualcomm Brings Active Noise Cancelling Technology into Ultra-Small Earbuds and Headphones

 

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, International, Ltd., has introduced active noise cancelling (ANC) technology onto its CSR8675 product platform, making it the world’s first Bluetooth audio system-on-chip (SoC) to integrate such an advanced audio solution. The new feature reduces the complexity and cost of adding active noise cancelling to headphones by eliminating the need for a separate ANC chip, helping manufacturers quickly deliver premium audio experiences in much smaller form factor designs.

By integrating ANC with CSR8675, which is ideal for ultra-small form factor designs, Qualcomm is taking the category of small form factor in-ear designs to a whole new level and bringing a higher-quality listening experience to consumers who prefer earbuds. The CSR8675 is a fully integrated Flash platform with embedded 120Mhz 24-bit DSP and also supports Qualcomm® aptX™ and Qualcomm® aptX™ HD audio technologies for consistent, high-quality audio streaming over Bluetooth.

“Demand for stereo wireless in-ear devices and headsets is growing rapidly. Users want to enjoy a superb audio experience in any environment, without sacrificing quality when they listen to their music, videos and games,” said Anthony Murray, senior vice president and general manager, IoT, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. “Being the first to bring a Bluetooth audio SoC with integrated active noise cancelling technology allows us to work with manufacturers to integrate noise cancelling technology into a wider range of their products now, while consumers, who have experienced noise cancelling in high end headsets,  are increasingly wanting this capability in their more casual audio headsets which typically retail at lower price points.”

“We’ve added the CSR8675 with integrated ANC to our Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth headphones to offer a high quality audio experience,” said Tom Li, executive vice president of business development, Fujikon Industrial Co., Ltd. “Because the ANC technology is integrated onto the CSR8675 device we can deliver real value to our customers both in terms of cost and performance for end users. The headphones feature an extended playtime of approximately 12 hours and noise cancelling performance of up to -23dB.”

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people.  We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined.  Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IOT and healthcare businesses.

To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

3. Jan. 2017
Press Releases

Qualcomm Cutting-Edge Automotive Solutions Power Next Generation Infotainment for Volkswagen Vehicles

At CES® 2017 today, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced the integration of Qualcomm Technologies chipsets in the next-generation of Volkswagen AG vehicles. These chipsets include the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820A processor for advanced infotainment systems, as well as the Snapdragon X12 and X5 LTE modems, for connected car and telematics systems. Committed to delivering rich user-experiences and enhanced safety features for automobiles, Qualcomm Technologies is working closely with Volkswagen AG and other industry leaders to develop and produce one of the highest performing infotainment and telematics systems in the automotive industry. Volkswagen AG vehicles featuring the Snapdragon 820A processor are expected to be available in 2019, while vehicles utilizing Snapdragon X12 and X5 LTE modems are expected to be available in 2018.

“The global automotive industry is currently experiencing an unparalleled acceleration in technology innovation driven by tremendous possibilities in the Connected Car. Qualcomm Technologies is well-positioned to deliver the cutting-edge automotive connectivity and compute solutions needed to drive the industry forward,” said Patrick Little, senior vice president and general manager for automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are honored to work shoulder-to-shoulder with Volkswagen AG and its network of suppliers to design and deliver industry-leading solutions that will help define next-generation user experiences and accelerate the future of automotive."

As infotainment systems become more relevant in purchase decisions, select lines of Volkswagen AG vehicles will be powered by the Snapdragon 820A processor, Qualcomm Technologies’ most advanced automotive grade processor, custom-built with highly optimized cores designed for heterogeneous computing. The processor is based on a 14nm FinFET advanced process node running on Qualcomm Technologies’ custom 64-bit Qualcomm® Kryo CPU, Qualcomm® Adreno 530 GPU and Qualcomm® Hexagon 680 DSP Vector eXtension.  Additionally, the Snapdragon 820A processor is designed to allow the infotainment system to be upgradable through software updates, allowing vehicles to be upgraded with the latest features and differentiation.

Connectivity remains a key technology in providing exceptional in-car experiences as high quality cloud-connectivity is necessary to support critical features, such as over-the-air updates, navigation with real-time updates, news and local information, emergency assistance and diagnostics. Connected car and telematics systems in select Volkswagen AG vehicles will utilize the Snapdragon X12 LTE and X5 LTE modems. Both modems have been designed with leading LTE connectivity to support fast downloads, swift application performance, as well as provide enhanced thermal efficiency and optimized power consumption. The Snapdragon X12 LTE modem offering cutting-edge and superior performance, supports global Carrier Aggregation (CA) for download speeds of up to 600 Mbps, upload speeds of up to 150 Mbps, while the Snapdragon X5 LTE modem supports Category 4 speeds across global TDD and FDD radio frequency bands. In addition to leading LTE features, these multimode modems provide support for all major 3G/2G cellular standards, on-chip integration of global positioning (GNSS) support for all major constellations, and a 1GHz processor with Linux and built-in software for key global regulatory mandates, such as EU eCAll and ERA Glonass. The Snapdragon X12 LTE and X5 LTE modems also inter-work with CSR6030, an 802.11 b/g/n chipset to support Wi-Fi Direct™ dual AP and dual self-service identifier operations.

“As we look at the future of the automotive industry, we see mobile technologies at its core, and connectivity as its foundation” said Dr. Volkmar Tanneberger, head of electrical and electronic development, Volkswagen. “Utilizing Qualcomm Technologies’ expertise and leadership in mobile technologies, we look forward to having our next generation of automobiles feature highly advanced telematics and infotainment systems that support superior connectivity for the security and safety of our consumers, as well as high bandwidth support for autonomy and multi-media capabilities.”

Qualcomm Technologies has been embedding its automotive solutions with leading automakers for more than a decade, working closely with all major car OEMs globally on connectivity, infotainment, navigation, and driver safety technologies, as well as Qualcomm Halo™ wireless electric vehicle charging.

For more information, please visit the Qualcomm Technologies automotive booth during CES® 2017, located in the North Hall, booth #5609, or the Qualcomm Technologies’ Automotive Solutions site: https:www.qualcomm.com/products/automotive.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare businesses.

To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

3. Jan. 2017
Press Releases

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform to Power Next-Generation Immersive Experiences

At CES® 2017 today, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced the Company’s newest premium-tier mobile platform, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 processor with X16 LTE. The Snapdragon 835 processor is the first mobile platform to be commercially manufactured using the 10nm FinFET process node, allowing for breakthrough performance and superior power efficiency. The Snapdragon 835 is designed to support next-generation entertainment experiences and connected cloud services for premium-tier consumer and enterprise devices, including smartphones, VR/AR head-mounted displays, IP cameras, tablets, mobile PCs and other devices running a variety of OS’s including Android and Windows 10 with support for legacy Win32 apps.

Key components of the Snapdragon 835 processor include an integrated X16 LTE modem for Gigabit Class LTE connectivity, integrated 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® 5, and optional 802.11ad for Multi-gigabit connectivity. Improved processing power and performance is supported with our new Qualcomm® Kryo™ 280 CPU and Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 682 DSP, which includes support for TensorFlow for machine learning and Halide for image processing. The Snapdragon 835 also includes substantial enhancements to the Qualcomm® Adreno™ visual processing subsystem, including the new Adreno 540 GPU and Qualcomm Spectra™ 180 image sensor processor (ISP) for next-generation camera capabilities. Also new in Snapdragon 835 is the Qualcomm Haven™ security platform with enhanced security for biometrics and device attestation.

“Our new flagship Snapdragon processor is designed to meet the demanding requirements of mobile virtual reality and ubiquitous connectivity while supporting a variety of thin and light mobile designs,” said Cristiano Amon, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and president, QCT. “The Snapdragon 835 has an unprecedented level of technology integration that supports superior battery life, improved multimedia, and exceptional photography with gigabit class speeds for fast, immersive experiences.”

The improvements available with the Snapdragon 835 powers can be summarized across five key technology pillars underpinned with a foundation of enhanced machine learning. The five technology pillars are:

  • Battery life: The Snapdragon 835 is 35 percent smaller in package size and consumes 25 percent less power compared to our previous generation flagship processor, which equates to longer battery life and thinner designs. The Kryo 280 CPU provides a highly efficient architecture for power, while the integrated Hexagon 682 DSP adds support for TensorFlow and Halide frameworks. The combination of the CPU, GPU, DSP and software framework support in the Snapdragon 835 offers a highly-capable heterogeneous compute platform. Additionally, the Snapdragon 835 is equipped with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4 for up to 20 percent faster charging and up to 30 percent higher efficiency than Quick Charge 3.0; 
  • Immersion: The Snapdragon 835 is designed to simultaneously meet the high performance demands, thermal limits and power efficiency constraints of the next-generation virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) designs, and supports Daydream, Google’s platform for high quality, mobile VR. Many improvements were made to enhance visual quality, sound quality and intuitive interactions. Such improvements include up to a 25 percent increase in 3-D graphics rendering performance and support of up to 60 times more colors with the Adreno 540 visual processing subsystem. Snapdragon 835 also supports 4K Ultra HD premium (HDR10) video, wide color gamut 10-bit displays, object and scene-based 3D audio, and outstanding VR/AR motion tracking that includes our own sensor fusion-based six degrees of freedom (6DoF);
  • Capture: The Snapdragon 835 enhances both still and video capture experience with smooth optical zoom capabilities, fast auto-focus technologies and HDR true-to-life colors with perceptual quantization video encoding. At the core of the capture experience is the Qualcomm Spectra 180 camera ISP, featuring dual 14-bit ISPs that will enable up to 32MP single or dual 16MP cameras for the ultimate photography and videography experience;
  • Connectivity: The Snapdragon 835 comes with an integrated X16 Gigabit-Class LTE modem, with integrated 2x2 802.11ac Wave-2 and 802.11ad Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi, making it the first commercial processor equipped to deliver Gigabit-Class connectivity at home and on the go. With several Gigabit LTE networks expected to be rolled out around the globe in 2017 and increasing use of 802.11ad, the Snapdragon 835 is designed to empower a new generation of connected experiences in the areas of VR/AR, infinite cloud storage, rich entertainment and instant apps;
  • Security: The Qualcomm Haven security platform provides support for fingerprint, eye and face-based biometrics. It also includes hardware-based user authentication, device attestation, and device security for use cases such as mobile payments, enterprise access, and users’ personal data;
  • Pillars bolstered by machine learning: Upgrades to the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine software framework include support for Google’s TensorFlow and enhancements to Hexagon DSP with Hexagon Vector eXtentions (HVX), including custom neural network-layer support, and power and performance optimizations on Snapdragon heterogeneous cores. OEMs and software developers using machine learning can now enable rich experiences such as intelligent photography, strong security and privacy protection, smart automobiles and personal assistants, and responsive and true-to-life VR and AR.

The Snapdragon 835 features:

  • Kryo 280 CPU with four performance cores running at up to 2.45 GHz and four efficiency cores running up to 1.9GHz;
  • an integrated Snapdragon X16 LTE modem with support for Category 16 LTE download speeds up to one gigabit per-second, and Category 13 LTE upload speeds up to 150 megabits per-second;
  • integrated 2x2 11ac MU-MIMO with up to 50 percent reduction  in size and up to 60 percent reduction in Wi-Fi power consumption, compared to the Snapdragon 820;
  • 802.11ad Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi, offering up to 4.6 gigabits per-second peak speed;
  • the world’s first certified Bluetooth 5 commercial technology offering up to two megabits per-second speed and a suite of features that enable many new use cases (Bluetooth, FM radio,Wi-Fi and RF offered through companion WCN3990 solution);
  • Adreno 540 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.2, full OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan and DX12;
  • Hexagon 682 DSP with HVX;
  • Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology with support for the Google Awareness API;
  • dual-channel  LP DDR4x memory at 1866MHz;
  • Qualcomm Location with support for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS systems, which in combination with LTE/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity to provide “always-on” location and context awareness;
  • up to 32 MP single and 16 MP dual-camera with Qualcomm Spectra 180 ISP, 2x ISP, 14-bit, hybrid autofocus (laser/contrast/structured light/dual-phase detection AF), Qualcomm® Clear Sight™, optical zoom, hardware accelerated face detection and HDR video recording;
  • 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30 fps, up to 4K Ultra HD video playback @ 60 fps, support for H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC);
  • maximum On-Device and External Display Support including Ultra HD Premium™ ready, 4K @60fps, wide color gamut support, 10-bit color depth;
  • Quick Charge 4 technology;
  • the Snapdragon security platform including the Qualcomm® SecureMSM™ hardware and software and the Qualcomm Haven security suite;
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ WCD9341 audio codec combined with Snapdragon 835 supports an audiophile grade DAC with 32-bit/384kHz support with an SNR at 115dB and ultra-low -105dB THD+N and native DSD hi-fi audio playback. Additionally, the Snapdragon 835 supports Qualcomm® aptX™ and aptX HD Bluetooth audio with 2x improved power for wireless connectivity;
  • and manufactured on 10nm FinFET technology.

The Snapdragon 835 is in production now and is expected to ship in commercial devices in the first half of 2017. Please stop by Qualcomm Technologies’ CES booth #10948 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center to see live demos or visit our website for more information: https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people.  We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare businesses.

To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

3. Jan. 2017
Press Releases

Qualcomm Technologies Announces Enhancements to the Qualcomm Network with New IoT Connectivity Platform and Expanded Wi-Fi SON Features

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced two new critically important elements of the Qualcomm® Network designed to deliver simple, consistent and seamless connected experiences. As network complexity and expectations skyrocket at the hands of insatiable consumer demand, Qualcomm Technologies is introducing a suite of features, for deployment across IoT devices, IoT hubs, and network gateways, that centralize and manage the complex and diverse connectivity technologies and ecosystems - the Qualcomm® Network IoT Connectivity platform. Additionally, Qualcomm Technologies is further broadening the capabilities of its award winning Qualcomm® Wi-Fi Self Organizing Network (SON) solution to help ensure the best managed network possible.

“The Qualcomm Network continues to redefine connected experiences by making connectivity simple, high quality and consistent across devices and technologies,” said Gopi Sirineni, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “ IoT Connectivity platform and our expanded Wi-Fi SON capabilities together are designed to deliver on that promise by directly addressing the most fundamental connectivity challenges of IoT while ensuring a broad delivery of our innovations across wired and wireless networks.”

Qualcomm Network IoT Connectivity Platform

The growth of IoT services and smart home devices has, until now, created islands of products rendered incompatible by conflicting connectivity technologies, communication protocols, and software frameworks. Building upon the success of Qualcomm Technologies’ device-focused IoT solutions, such as the QCA401x and QCA4531, the Qualcomm Network IoT Connectivity platform is designed to help ensure, for the first time, compatible and simultaneous use of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, CSRmesh™ connectivity, and 802.15.4-based technologies across a network. The Qualcomm Network IoT Connectivity platform also supports previously announced communication protocols, cloud services and software frameworks, allowing it to act as a universal translator. By connecting previously disparate product portfolios and ecosystems, the Qualcomm Network IoT Connectivity platform significantly minimizes complexity and eases fragmentation challenges for manufacturers, developers and consumers.

Qualcomm Network Wi-Fi SON Feature Expansion

Since its introduction a year ago, the Qualcomm Wi-Fi SON suite of features has spurred the disruptive trend toward distributed networking systems. Distributed networks deliver corner-to-corner Wi-Fi, automated management with simple onboarding, and a host of other unique features. Every product to date employing a distributed networking architecture is based upon the Qualcomm Network solutions, including networking products announced at CES 2017. 

With distributed networks seeing significant product traction, and the value Wi-Fi SON brings to networks recognized, Qualcomm Technologies is today announcing the expansion of the Wi-Fi SON capabilities to include:

  • Support for both wired and wireline-based networks. This update allows network installations dependent on PLC, a previously announced upgrade, and/or Ethernet, to leverage the same innovative features, regardless of the network medium, that currently define the Wi-Fi implementations of SON.

  • Expanded support for multi-hop network topologies. While a star topology is ideal for a majority of homes, there are many (multi-level, thick structures) where a multi-hop topology is more beneficial. Multi-hop topologies are the prototypical mesh-style configurations, and the addition of this option to Wi-Fi SON is designed to ensure a wider potential range of successful Wi-Fi SON implementations.

  • Expansion of supported architectures to include MIPS-based systems.

Both the Qualcomm Network IoT Connectivity platform and expanded Qualcomm Wi-Fi SON features are available now as integrated offerings for Qualcomm Technologies Wi-Fi solutions for network infrastructure devices like network routers and gateways, with the Qualcomm Network IoT Connectivity Platform also available via our Qualcomm Technologies IoT device and hub solutions portfolio.

To get an up-close look at how these Qualcomm Network innovations are delivering simple, seamless networks that just work, please visit the Qualcomm booth at the Consumer Electronics Show, located in the Central Hall, booth #10948.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IOT and healthcare businesses. To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

3. Jan. 2017
Press Releases

Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Technology Drives Innovation in Bluetooth Stereo Headset and Hearables Categories

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., has introduced the Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Stereo Headset Reference Design. Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. has developed its innovative Qualcomm TrueWireless technology to meet growing demand in the headset and hearables markets for much smaller form factor, truly wireless devices. Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo technology eliminates the need for wires entirely – not only between the media source and stereo headset, but also between left and right earbuds. Without a solution such as Qualcomm TrueWireless, wireless Bluetooth headsets and hearables would be connected to the audio source wirelessly, but would still need a wired ‘connection between the left and right earbuds.

“Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo technology is the result of years of premium audio and connectivity research and development specifically on exciting new wireless headset use cases,” said Anthony Murray, senior vice president and general manager, IoT, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. “Demand for non-wired headsets is growing rapidly. We are also seeing the emergence of hearables. This new category sees convergence of traditional audio device features with wearable technology features in ultra-small form factor devices. Users want more fully featured headsets combined with total freedom while listening, easy portability for sports and travel and not having to worry about wires tangling or getting caught in head gear,” added Murray. “By using our cutting-edge Qualcomm TrueWireless technology, manufacturers can better serve the end user’s needs and reduce the time required to develop exciting new products.”

The Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Headset Reference Design is based on the CSRA63120 audio ROM device which supports stereo Bluetooth® headsets to function completely wire free and is ideal for manufacturers who wish to take advantage of growing consumer desire and wireless earbuds, without deploying enormous design, validation and testing resources or acquiring deep radio frequency design expertise.

The reference design makes low-cost wire-free headsets possible, meets new consumer needs and benefits manufacturers who want to save time and cost as they develop new products in this emerging ecosystem. Schematics, bill of materials (BOM), gerber files and user’s guide are included with the reference design platform.

Benefits and Availability

The Qualcomm TrueWireless Reference Design is available to audio OEMs and headset manufacturers now. Its key benefits include:

  • Low cost
  • Optimized for low latency between left and right headphones
  • Very low power allowing long listening time per battery charge
  • Facilitates reduced development time
  • Robust, completely wire-free headphone connection with antenna technology
  • Includes Bluetooth™ 4.2 and 8th generation Qualcomm® cVc™ noise cancellation technology
  • Qualcomm TrueWireless technology

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people.  We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined.  Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IOT and healthcare businesses.

To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

3. Jan. 2017

Joint Press Releases

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Consortium of Leading Automotive and Telecom Companies Host 3GPP Release 14 Cellular-V2X Technology Field Trial in Germany

At CES® 2017 today, AUDI AG (NASDAQ: AUDVF), Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), SWARCO Traffic Systems and the University of Kaiserslautern, announced the formation of Connected Vehicle to Everything of Tomorrow (ConVeX) – a consortium to carry out the first announced Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) trial based upon the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) Release 14, which includes Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication. The trial efforts are expected to focus on Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) direct communication, as well as Vehicle-to-Network (V2N) wide area communications. ConVeX will be executed by a cross-industry consortium that brings diverse expertise to the trial.  ConVeX will be co-funded by the participating organizations and the German Federal Ministry of Transportation and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) within the scope of the “Automated and Connected Driving on Digital Test Fields in Germany” funding guidelines.

The goal of the trial is to demonstrate the benefits of using a unified C-V2X connectivity platform, as defined by 3GPP Release 14, for the connected vehicle of tomorrow as well as to showcase C-V2X range, reliability and latency advantage for real-time V2X communications. Additionally, the trial aims to highlight new use cases that help support traffic flow optimization, improve safety and pave the path to automated driving. ConVeX plans to use the results of the trial to inform regulators, provide important inputs to ongoing global standardization work and shape a path for further development and future evolution of V2X cellular technology, which includes an evolutionary transition towards 5G New Radio (NR), the new global standard for 5G being defined in 3GPP.

During the trial, ConVeX expects to establish a field test environment and conduct field tests to determine compelling C-V2X benefits by utilizing V2V/V2I/V2P direct communications with 4G/5G LTE-based vehicle-to-network (V2N) technology, evaluating radio communications, performance and user experience under real traffic conditions while leveraging upper layer stacks developed by the automotive industry in ETSI-ITS. C-V2X Direct Communications operating on 5.9GHz ITS spectrum are then expected to be integrated into an Ericsson 5G test network covering highways, roads and cities in Germany. 

V2X technologies continue to play a key role in advancing the vision of autonomous vehicles. While advancements in Radar, Lidar, and camera systems bring automated driving a step closer to commercialization, these sensors are limited to line-of-sight (LOS) data collection. Sensor fusion with V2X is expected to complement those capabilities and provide 360 degree non-line-of-sight (NLOS) awareness, extending a vehicle’s ability to see and hear further down the road, even at blind intersections or in bad weather conditions. Combined with high-precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), V2X technologies are expected to allow vehicles to share information with each other, as well as with infrastructure, and to pedestrian smartphones.

“Digitization will redefine the properties of the car. Connectivity and autonomous driving are two megatrends to shape tomorrow’s vehicles, but this transformation will go further. Data, cloud technology and new business models will be the major drivers of innovation and create an ecosystem around our core product,” said Alfons Pfaller, head of infotainment development, AUDI AG. “Therefore the key to success is cross-industry collaboration – and so we are very happy to work together in the ConVeX consortium on new solutions for our customers.”

“Connected vehicles require global connectivity solutions with scalable, flexible, secure and future-proof solutions. With the announcement of ConVeX consortia to carry out a Cellular-V2X trial in Germany together with our partners, we are taking the next step in creating an ecosystem for connected vehicles,” said Ulf Ewaldsson, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Ericsson. “Achieving the full potential of connected vehicles becomes easier for vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators who partner with Ericsson to enable value-added services while providing robust global vehicle connectivity.”

“Qualcomm Technologies’ focus remains on bringing the best technologies and products to commercialization, supported by a long-term roadmap, and in a manner that helps ensure mass adoption. We are committed to an automotive vision, which supports a continually safer and more automated driving experience, to which sensors including V2X are integral,” said Nakul Duggal, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “As automotive use cases further drive mission-critical requirements like ultra low-latency and high reliability, we are focusing our efforts on developing technology that supports the vision of increased automotive safety and automated driving.”

“A connected and a cooperative infrastructure is a key element in SWARCO’s smart mobility portfolio,” says Michael Schuch, COO, SWARCO’s ITS Division. “This is why we foster the cooperation with the automotive industry, telecommunication providers and infrastructure operators to ensure seamless and technically compatible V2X communication. With ConVeX, another key milestone is reached in allowing road infrastructure components and vehicles to speak the same language.”

“Connected and collaborative mobility has an enormous potential to improve traffic efficiency, enhance traffic safety and to lower emissions,” said Professor Schotten, head of the chair for Wireless Communications and Navigation at the University of Kaiserslautern. “ConVeX will be an important step towards realizing this vision and we are glad to be able to contribute to this process.”

About Audi

The Audi Group, with its brands Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini, is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the premium segment. It is present in more than 100 markets worldwide and produces at 16 locations in twelve countries. 100‑percent subsidiaries of AUDI AG include Audi Sport GmbH (Neckarsulm), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy) and Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy).  In 2015, the Audi Group delivered to customers approximately 1.8 million automobiles of the Audi brand, 3,245 sports cars of the Lamborghini brand and about 54,800 motorcycles of the Ducati brand. In the 2015 financial year, AUDI AG achieved total revenue of €58.4 billion and an operating profit of €4.8 billion. At present, approximately 85,000 people work for the company all over the world, about 60,000 of them in Germany. Audi focuses on new products and sustainable technologies for the future of mobility. 

www.audi-mediacenter.com/en

About Ericsson

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.

www.ericsson.com, www.ericsson.com/news

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people.  We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare businesses.

To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

About SWARCO

SWARCO – the international traffic technology corporation of Austrian entrepreneur Manfred Swarovski – provides the complete range of products, systems, services and solutions for road safety and intelligent traffic management. Cooperative systems, V2I communication, electromobility, and integrated software solutions for the Smart City are latest, future-oriented fields in the group’s portfolio. German SWARCO TRAFFIC SYSTEMS GmbH, the largest SWARCO company, is a system integrator for urban and interurban traffic control, parking, and detection equipment, with a wide range of services and extensive know-how in V2X communication.

www.swarco.com / www.swarco.com/sts

About the University of Kaiserslautern

The University of Kaiserslautern, located in the south-west of Germany, is one of the major German research universities renowned for its strengths in the sciences and engineering disciplines. The University of Kaiserslautern is the center of a major European IT and science hub with two Fraunhofer Institutes (IESE and ITWM), the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) working on advanced software systems for the connected society. Professor Schotten is the head of the chair for Wireless Communication and Navigation at the University of Kaiserslautern and scientific director at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

3. Jan. 2017
Press Releases

Qualcomm and ODG Announce the First Augmented Reality Smartglasses Powered by the New Snapdragon 835 Processor

At CES® 2017 today, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and ODG (Osterhout Design Group), a leading developer and manufacturer of mobile headworn computing and augmented reality technologies and products, announced that R-8 and R-9 will be the first announced devices powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 processor, which uses 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology to enable a new generation of premium consumer devices in small form factors with breakthrough performance and superior power efficiency. R-8 is ODG’s first consumer mobile AR/VR smartglasses, targeted at the consumer early adopter, and R-9 is for a wide variety of wide field-of-view (FOV) experiences from light enterprise, to prosumer media consumption, and as a development platform for sophisticated mobile AR/VR and smartglasses applications.

“The premium Snapdragon 835 processor was designed from the ground-up to support new and innovative products and experiences beyond mobile phones, and it’s great to see that the first announced Snapdragon 835 devices will be ODG’s smartglasses,” said Raj Talluri, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Thermal dissipation on a heavy compute but small device is very difficult so higher power efficiency is a must. The Snapdragon 835 processor, with our unique SoC design expertise on a 10nm process node, enables ODG to meet their design goals and develop lighter, smaller and sleeker smartglasses that take advantage of the new processor’s superior performance and power efficiency.”

The latest in a line of proven, high performance mobile processors, the Snapdragon 835 processor’s architecture allows for higher power efficiency, increased performance, longer battery life, and slimmer device size when compared to previous generations of processors, and ideal for manufacturers racing to meet demand for products that can deliver the next-generation of connectivity-rich user experiences. Snapdragon 835 combines Qualcomm® Kryo™ 280 CPU with Qualcomm Technologies’ many additional low power, high-performance processing technologies to support great battery life for user experiences such as AR and VR, listening to high fidelity audio, watching HD video, playing games, and using the camera/camcorder. Snapdragon 835 is an Ultra HD Premium mobile processor and supports full 4K/60fps, 10-bit HDR10/HEVC video decode, HDR graphics rendering and display directly to wide color gamut 10-bit 4K displays.

“As consumers look for more and more out of their mobile devices, we are seeing a shift taking place towards a new era of mobile computing,” said Ralph Osterhout, founder and chief executive officer, ODG. “This is so much bigger than just a device, it’s about a whole new computing medium that will transform how we interact and discover information and engage with people and objects in the world around us. The Snapdragon 835 processor’s superior performance and power efficiency allows us to accelerate along the path we’ve been striving towards for so long – in bringing a self-contained, lightweight and powerful headworn computing device with stunning visual experiences to the consumer. It is an honor to work so closely with the brilliant minds at Qualcomm Technologies and to be the first to announce that we are integrating this latest technology into devices.”

R-8 brings the power of mobile virtual computing to consumers. With a greater than 40˚ FOV and HD resolution, innovative consumers can access the familiarity of movies, sports, gaming, navigation and education experiences but on smartglasses that are lighter, smaller and sleeker than any other device in ODG’s portfolio. R-8 offers the same private screen that floats in your view, wherever you are and however you are moving, with the added dimension of AR, VR and Mixed Reality overlays for a richer computing experience.

R-9 is based on ODG’s award-winning 50° FOV and 1080p Project Horizon platform, and is a winner in three CES Innovation Award categories. Targeted to a variety of WFOV experiences from light enterprise to prosumer mobile media consumption, it is also a development platform for sophisticated mobile AR/VR and smartglasses applications. Both devices benefit from advanced features within Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon VR SDK, such as hardware accelerated, visual inertial odometry based 6DOF motion tracking. For more details, see ODG’s release here: http://osterhoutgroup.com/presskit/pressreleases/Industry_Leader_ODG_Introduces_R-8_and_R-9_Smartglasses.pdf

The Snapdragon 835 is in production now and is expected to ship in commercial devices in the first half of 2017. For more information please visit: https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/processors/835

About ODG

San Francisco based ODG was founded in 1999 as a technology incubator and today is the leading developer and manufacturer of mobile headworn computing and augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies and products. ODG’s amazing devices are changing the way we view the world. ODG is privately held. In December 2016 it announced a $58 million Series A funding with investors including 21st Century Fox, Shenzhen O-film Tech Co., Ltd., and Vanfund Urban Investment & Development Co. Ltd. The Series A is the largest ever in wearables, augmented and virtual reality.

To learn more about how we’re changing the face of computing, visit ODG’s website, Twitter and Facebook pages.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare businesses.

To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

 

3. Jan. 2017
Press Releases

Qualcomm, Ericsson and AT&T announce collaboration on 5G New Radio trials intended to accelerate wide-scale 5G deployments

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, Ericsson, and AT&T today announced plans to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on the expected 5G New Radio (NR) specifications being developed by 3GPP, which will form the basis of the global standards. The trials intend to help move the mobile ecosystem to faster 5G deployment based on standards-compliant 5G NR infrastructure and devices once 3GPP completes the first release of the official specifications, which is expected as part of Release 15.

The trials will support operation in millimeter Wave (mmWave) spectrum, aiming to accelerate commercial deployments in the 28GHz and 39GHz bands. In the trials, the Companies will showcase new 5G NR mmWave technologies that utilize wide bandwidths available at these higher frequency bands to increase network capacity and expect to achieve multi-gigabit per second data rates. These technologies will be important to meeting the increasing consumer connectivity requirements for emerging consumer mobile broadband experiences such as virtual reality, augmented reality and connected cloud services. Additionally, the proliferation of 5G NR mmWave technology can make it more cost-effective and easier for multi-gigabit Internet service to reach more homes and businesses.

The trials will utilize device and base station prototype solutions from Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson respectively, along with spectrum from AT&T, to simulate real-world scenarios across a broad set of use cases and deployment scenarios. The trials will employ 3GPP 5G NR Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antenna technology with adaptive beamforming and beam tracking techniques to deliver robust and sustained mobile broadband communications at the higher frequency bands, including non-line-of-sight (NLOS) environments and device mobility. It will also make use of scalable OFDM-based waveforms and a new flexible framework design that are also expected to be part of the 5G NR specifications. The trials are expected to yield valuable insight into the unique challenges of integrating mmWave technologies into mobile networks and devices.

“The roadmap of 5G technologies is  complex, and collaborations such as this are critical to ensuring timely deployment of 5G networks,” said Matt Grob, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The 3GPP-based trials we are planning with AT&T and Ericsson will help us accelerate integration of advanced 5G New Radio technologies in form-factor accurate devices, building upon our long history of 3G and 4G LTE leadership and paving the path to wide-scale 5G deployments.”

“5G technology comes with new challenges, but more importantly, it offers tremendous opportunity to revolutionize the way we use mobile networks across industries,” said Tom Keathley, senior vice president, wireless network architecture and design, AT&T. “We’re tackling these challenges head-on through testing in our labs and field trials. We look forward to working with Ericsson and Qualcomm on these standards-based trials as we continue to accelerate standards efforts and move down our 5G evolution path.”

“5G is the greatest opportunity our industry has ever experienced. It will provide a platform for operators to address new markets, such as media, transportation and manufacturing,” said Ulf Ewaldsson, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Ericsson. “This important 5G standard-based trial collaboration will demonstrate compliance to 3GPP and support the accelerated commercialization of the global 3GPP 5G standard. Ericsson continuously works with leading operators and ecosystem players in 5G to enable global scale and drive the industry in one common direction.”

The interoperability testing and trials, which are planned to launch in the United States starting in the second half of 2017, are intended to track closely with the first 3GPP 5G NR specification that we expect to be part of Release 15 – the global 5G standard that is expected to make use of both sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum bands. Tracking the 3GPP specification is important because it promotes adherence and validation with the global 5G standard, accelerating the time to standard-compliant devices and infrastructure. Focusing on the 5G NR standards also should validate that the technology will work correctly with any future 3GPP 5G NR updates.   

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people.  We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined.  Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare businesses.

To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

About AT&T

About AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high-speed Internet and voice services. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider*. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

About Ericsson

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.

3. Jan. 2017
Press Releases

Verizon and Qualcomm Unveil Next Chapter of Growth for the Internet of Things

Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), are accelerating innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT) with the introduction of ThingSpace-ready modules from Quectel and Telit using Qualcomm Technologies’ MDM9206 Category M1 (Cat-M1) LTE modem. To further facilitate the creation of IoT solutions using Verizon’s ThingSpace platform on the MDM9206 LTE modem, Verizon is making available a development kit. The modules and development kit are expected to be available in early 2017.

Verizon’s ThingSpace client has been pre-integrated and tested on the MDM9206 LTE modem and is designed to allow manufacturers to easily and seamlessly develop, as well as manage IoT devices for quicker time-to-commercialization. Using the integrated application processor in the MDM9206 LTE modem, OEMs can develop cost-effective and small-footprint devices and incorporate the benefits of LTE connectivity into many new IoT applications.

In addition, Verizon’s pre-integrated ThingSpace software provides a one-stop global solution for both wireless data and cloud service management for IoT devices. The combination of the LTE Cat-M1 capabilities of the MDM9206 modem with Verizon’s 4G LTE network and ThingSpace platform offers a simplified approach for building, deploying and managing IoT applications, which can be customized for a wide-range of IoT use cases including asset management, industrial automation, wearables, smart cities and more.

“We’re pleased to work with both Qualcomm Technologies and Verizon to quickly commercialize a ThingSpace-ready LTE Cat-M1 module,” said Patrick Qian, chief executive officer, Quectel. “This work will result in earlier opportunities for product OEMs to take advantage of Verizon’s Cat-M1 network rollout. We see great opportunities for new and creative IoT applications benefiting from the implementation of ThingSpace software and Qualcomm Technologies’ MDM9206 LTE modem technology in Quectel’s BG96 module enabling performance and cost optimized products.”

“Telit’s work on this cloud-ready LTE Cat-M1 IoT module expands our long, multi-faceted relationship with Qualcomm Technologies and Verizon. Together we have been powering millions of CDMA IoT devices on Verizon’s network across North America for many years,” said Dennis Kelly, vice president of sales, Americas, Telit. “With its inherent low-power consumption and wider range, our new ME910C1 module targets an array of innovative IoT devices or – by leveraging Telit’s unique family concept – it can also be applied as a simple drop-in replacement for existing 2G, 3G and CDMA devices.”

Building on the announcement from September of last year, Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies will showcase at CES® 2017 how pre-integration of the ThingSpace client within the MDM9206 Cat-M1 LTE modem supports novel use cases for industrial IoT segments such as comprehensive asset management and tracking using the live over-the-air 4G LTE Cat-M1 network.

“As more and more devices, products and systems enter the IoT space, it’s imperative the infrastructure keep up. Paired with our rollout of the LTE Cat-M1 network, which will reach nationwide coverage by the end of 1Q 2017, the launch of a pre-integrated ThingSpace platform means developers can bring IoT products to market quicker and easier,” said Mark Bartolomeo, vice president of connected solutions, Verizon. “Together with Qualcomm Technologies, Telit and Quectel, we’re offering a simple, seamless way to create edge access by incorporating LTE connectivity into these new applications. In other words, we’re simplifying IoT to increase participation rates across all segments, particularly the mid-size businesses that benefit the most from IoT solutions.”

“Qualcomm Technologies and Verizon share the same vision for the industrial IoT, and we are pleased to continue working together to help simplify and accelerate the deployment of intelligent connected devices for this segment,” said Jeffery Torrance, vice president of business development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Qualcomm Technologies’ MDM9206 modem is engineered to support low-power, low-bandwidth and cost efficient IoT applications and services, and brings many enhancements and optimizations to LTE that can help reduce IoT device complexity. We anticipate this allows ecosystem players to bring IoT products and services to the space quicker and easier.”

About Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 162,000 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 113.7 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people.  We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare businesses.

To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

3. Jan. 2017
Press Releases

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Enhance and Expand Wellness Program That Provides Financial Incentives for a More Active Lifestyle

  • New ‘bring-your-own-device’ (BYOD) model, enabled by Qualcomm Life, allows more activity trackers to be integrated to provide program participants with access to leading wearable brands and greater choice; integration is underway for the Fitbit Charge 2 
  • UnitedHealthcare Motion now available in 40 states, up from 12 states at launch, and has been expanded to companies with five or more eligible employees 
  • More than 100,000 UnitedHealthcare plan participants have access to activity trackers through Motion, having earned millions of dollars in financial incentives.

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its wholly owned subsidiary Qualcomm Life, Inc., today announced enhancements and the expansion of UnitedHealthcare Motion™, a wellness program that provides employees with activity trackers at no additional charge and enables them to earn up to $1,460 per year by meeting certain goals for the number of daily steps.

UnitedHealthcare Motion is being showcased at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, the annual technology convention in Las Vegas.

The two companies introduced UnitedHealthcare Motion in 2016 as a pilot in 12 states to select employers, using Qualcomm Life’s 2net™ Platform* for medical-grade connectivity that features multiple safeguards to help keep data secure. Following the successful test, the program was expanded to 40 states for employers with five or more eligible employees with a self-funded health plan, and will now include access to additional customized activity trackers through a ‘bring-your-own-device’ (BYOD) model.

Leveraging UnitedHealthcare Motion activity trackers, employees can earn up to $4 per day in deductible credits based on the F.I.T. goals, which stands for frequency of walking (six times per day with 300 steps within five minutes), intensity (3,000 steps within 30 minutes) and tenacity (10,000 total steps each day). Employers can obtain premium savings based on program participants’ combined F.I.T. results. People who consistently achieve the F.I.T. goals may have improved health and lower medical expenses, according to a UnitedHealthcare analysis.

Qualcomm Life will leverage its open connected health ecosystem and connectivity expertise to provide secure data transfer from the devices to the Motion app and to UnitedHealthcare. Qualcomm Life will also enable a BYOD model to allow the integration of more approved activity trackers into the 2net Platform and UnitedHealthcare Motion providing participants with more choice. Integrated activity trackers will be customized to enable users to see on their wrists how they are tracking against the program’s three daily F.I.T. goals.

“The growth of UnitedHealthcare Motion showcases the value of providing companies and their employees with personalized, connected health and wellness resources,” said Richard Migliori, M.D., chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group. “Wearable technology can help encourage employees to walk each day and earn financial rewards at the same time, using secure technology that we believe is intuitive and convenient.”

The Fitbit Charge 2™ will be the newest activity tracker integrated and validated with 2net and UnitedHealthcare Motion in this BYOD model. The custom Motion feature will be made available in early 2017 on any Charge 2 device already in market.

“As the global wearables leader[1], we have taken another big digital health step forward by integrating with Qualcomm Life and the UnitedHealthcare Motion program to enable people to fulfill their fitness goals and be rewarded for living a healthier lifestyle,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO, Fitbit (NYSE:FIT). “Our team custom designed this feature to help give UnitedHealthcare Motion program participants activity insights right on their wrists, demonstrating our commitment to making our products an integral tool to evidence-based consumer health programs.”

Employers are expected to incorporate more than 13 million wearable and fitness tracking devices into their wellness programs by 2018, according to technology consultancy Endeavors Partners. A related study published in Science & Medicine showed people tend to overestimate how much exercise they get each week by more than 50 minutes, and they underestimate sedentary time by more than two hours, underscoring the importance of a wellness program like UnitedHealthcare Motion.

“By combining UnitedHealthcare’s leadership and broad reach with Qualcomm Life’s unique ability to provide effortless connectivity across an open, expansive ecosystem of wearables, UnitedHealthcare Motion will continue to help engage people throughout the country with the goal of enhancing their well-being,” said James Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., vice president and chief medical officer of Qualcomm Life.

Qualcomm Life and UnitedHealthcare at CES

Qualcomm Life and UnitedHealthcare will demonstrate at CES new technologies designed to simplify the consumer health care experience by making helpful, practical information more accessible through personal technology devices such as computers, smartphones and wearables.

The two companies will give away 500 activity trackers to CES attendees as part of a fundraiser. All 500 device recipients will be encouraged to walk 10,000 steps on Saturday, Jan. 7, with the goal of collectively walking 5 million steps. As part of the walking challenge, UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Incorporated will each donate $25,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Results of the challenge will be available at www.qualcommlife.com/5millionsteps.

UnitedHealthcare Motion will be displayed at the Qualcomm booth (No. 10948) in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and near the Digital Health Studio Live in the Sands Convention Center. Follow along on Twitter @QualcommLife or on www.qualcommlife.com/ces2017, and through the #DigitalHealthCES hashtag. Visit www.uhc.com/ces or follow @myUHC on Twitter.

At CES 2017, executives from both companies will speak, including:  

  • Dr. Mault will speak on a CES panel, “Prescription for Profits: The Value of Connected Health,” on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 10:15 a.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N261. He will speak on a panel, “The Big Debate: Snake Oil or Slow Start,” on Friday, Jan. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303.
  • Craig Hankins, UnitedHealthcare vice president of digital products, will speak on a session titled “Beyond Those 10,000 Steps” on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 3:15 p.m. in the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303.
  • Dr. Deneen Vojta, UnitedHealth Group executive vice president of research & development, will speak on a panel, “Tech Combats the Terrible Trio: Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease,” on Friday, Jan. 6, from 9:35 to 10:20 a.m. at the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303.
  • Dr. Migliori will provide a keynote, “Exploring the International Frontiers,” on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11:15 a.m. in the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303.
  • Tom Beauregard, UnitedHealth Group executive vice president and chief innovation officer, will speak on a CES Digital Health Summit panel, “The Palpable Future of Workplace Wellness,” on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303.

     

About Qualcomm Incorporated

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people.  We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined.  Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare businesses. To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.


[1] IDC Q316 WW wearables report, December 2016: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS41996116

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