Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) will be demonstrating its chipset and modem technology utilized in the next generation of connected devices for consumer electronics at the 2011 International CES, January 6-9 in Las Vegas. The Company is working with leading manufacturers and developers to showcase several new tablets and smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s award winning Snapdragon™ family of processors. Attendees can see these newest innovations at the Qualcomm exhibit, located in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Upper Level #30313.
The expanding Snapdragon portfolio includes dual-CPU chips with high-performance processing and full HD graphic capabilities for the next generation of tablets and devices, as well as the only LTE and HSPA+ multi-mode chipsets. Qualcomm also continues its legacy of innovation and connectivity with exhibits featuring next-generation modem developments, LTE-enabled mobile devices, and new 4G handsets for LTE and HSPA+ networks.
“Leading manufacturers and developers continue to turn to Qualcomm to help navigate and solve today’s wireless complexities and bring devices to market as quickly as possible,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president, Qualcomm. “Qualcomm’s integration of hardware and software creates a better user experience with longer battery life and smaller devices. Our evolving 3G and 4G technologies support the complex transition to LTE to meet rising consumer expectations for their wireless experiences.”
With its chipset portfolio that supports the Android™ platform, Qualcomm has helped launch more than five times as many Android devices as any other chipset provider, including larger-display devices such as tablets and smartbooks, as well as entry-level smartphones. Microsoft chose Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset to power its Windows Phone 7 launch devices this year, partnering with multiple OEMs and carriers worldwide. There are currently more than 55 Snapdragon-powered devices on the market and 125 Snapdragon device designs in process, including more than 10 OEMs designing tablets.
“We are excited to be working closely with over 10 OEMs as they plan to bring more than 20 different Snapdragon-enabled tablet designs to market in 2011,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product management, computing and consumer products at Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “PC and device makers continue to choose Qualcomm chipsets for our ability to provide the best combination of processing performance, efficient power usage and wireless connectivity on a single platform.”
Qualcomm also supports Adobe Flash 10.1 for an enhanced Web browsing experience, as well as embedded GPUs with 2D and 3D graphics capabilities for unparalleled multimedia performance and resolution.
“Qualcomm’s wireless technology makes them the right mobile Internet devices partner for Lenovo as we continue to bring new, innovative devices, such as the LePad tablet, to consumers,” said Liu Jun, senior vice president at Lenovo. “We look forward to integrating Qualcomm’s high-performance Snapdragon processor into future media-rich, connected devices.”
“We are excited to announce at CES that our 7” Android tablet is powered by Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon processor,” said Jim Wong, senior corporate vice president and president of ITGO for Acer. “Running Android’s Gingerbread, Acer’s 7” tablet brings a media-rich user experience and all-day battery life to consumers on the go. We look forward to our continued collaboration with Qualcomm to bring innovative, top performing devices to consumers around the world.”
Qualcomm will showcase a broad array of technologies at International CES, including:
- Lenovo’s IdeaPad U1 hybrid with LePad slate — powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor and running Android 2.2 (with future products to support Android 3.0 Honeycomb) — is a unique two-in-one device that combines the mobility of a media-rich tablet with access to Android applications, and a keyboard base that provides a full Windows computing experience
- Acer Tablet running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), leveraging the power of Qualcomm’s dual-CPU Snapdragon processor
- ASUS Eee Pad MeMO to be launched using Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) on Qualcomm’s dual-CPU Snapdragon reference design
- Dell will be showcasing products from their new and exciting tablet and smartphone portfolio, such as the recently launched Dell Streak 5” Android-based pocket tablet and Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 smartphone, both powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor; also on demonstration will be the newly launched XPS 15” laptop powered by Qualcomm’s Gobi™ built-in mobile broadband technology
- Compal Communications Inc. (CCI) tablet running Android 2.3 on Qualcomm’s dual-CPU Snapdragon reference design
- Pantech 8.9” P-PAD to be launched using Android 3.0 on Qualcomm’s dual-CPU Snapdragon processor
- Huawei IDEOS S7 tablet running Android 2.2 and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor
- Foxconn 7” FM600 tablet running Android 2.2 and powered by Qualcomm’s processor
- ZTE Light tablet running Android 2.2 and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor
- ViewSonic’s ViewPad tablet powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, running Android 2.2 and supporting WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and more
- Duracell-powered wireless charging stations based on Qualcomm’s WiPower™ technology – a flexible coupling technology used to charge battery-powered consumer electronic devices such as mobile handsets
- The Reader Daily Edition™ from Sony, which allows users to download books and subscriptions wirelessly with the use of both WiFi and 3G connectivity powered by Qualcomm’s Gobi built-in mobile broadband technology
- Developers will be demonstrating leading multimedia, gaming and HD capabilities on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM8655™ Mobile Development Platform (MDP) and commercially available MSM8255™ smartphones from BSQUARE, IKIVO, Tactel and Zinio; Gameloft and ooVoo will be demonstrating capabilities on the Snapdragon powered myTouch® 4G
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Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company’s ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA and Snapdragon components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA and other wireless technologies are deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 26, 2010.