Voice and Music

Offer better listening with advanced connectivity and compatibility.

Qualcomm Technologies’ voice and music solutions provide premium wireless audio connectivity and technology, resulting in leading high end audio products that seamlessly support music from nearly any source. Building on a strong heritage in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, mobile devices and audio, our audio platforms allow our customers to build premium audio products and music platforms with the freedom of wireless.

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Easy to deploy

Ready-to-use music platforms are easy to integrate, allowing customers to commercialize products quickly and with minimal development costs, focusing on their core high end audio expertise.

Sound quality with advanced capabilities

Customers using our music platforms target product differentiation through increased feature sets and superior performance across functionality, sound quality, power usage and price.

Comprehensive premium audio portfolio

Comprehensive product platforms enable us to provide unique solutions across the audio ecosystem, ranging from low-cost to premium high end audio applications. Our music platforms support advanced and unique features, and provide seamless connectivity, interoperability and superior premium audio quality.

Comprehensive music platforms

Our wide-ranging selection of product platforms are engineered for a variety of purposes. This enables customers to build a full suite of high end audio products on the same technology and benefit from a simplified bill of materials (BOM), fewer suppliers and lower development overhead.

Unique customization

Platforms can be readily configured and modified to meet specific customer requirements, allowing for the efficient customization that is often needed to develop unique high end audio products.

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Headphones and Headsets

Discover Qualcomm Technologies’ comprehensive platform solutions for wired and wireless headphone and headset types—supporting rich, high-quality sound and meeting a wide range of aesthetic and consumer needs.

Bluetooth Speakers

Explore Qualcomm Technologies’ silicon and software solutions for most types of Bluetooth wireless speakers—providing exceptional sound quality and streaming capabilities, low-latency connectivity and rich functionality.

Networked Speakers

Learn about Qualcomm Technologies’ comprehensive platform for wireless speaker networking and whole-home audio—supporting exceptional sound quality performance, connectivity, smooth integration and compatibility.

Smart Speakers

Discover Qualcomm Technologies’ platform solutions for smart speakers, supporting superior connectivity, rich feature support and excellent premium audio quality.

Soundbars and Home Theater

Qualcomm Technologies’ comprehensive platforms for soundbar and home theater products support superior sound quality and listening experiences and excellent wireless connectivity.

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Deliver the highest quality wireless Bluetooth audio with aptX™.

Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology supports CD-like sound quality over a Bluetooth connection, making it a key product differentiator for true audiophiles. AptX is available in over 320 leading audio brands for headphones, headsets, automotive audio, speakers, mobile devices, gaming products and as part of Home Entertainment Ecosystems. Consumers look for the aptX logo on product packaging to ensure they’re getting the highest quality sound.

Provide seamless, wireless connectivity with AllPlay™.

Wireless speakers and audio devices that use the Qualcomm® AllPlay™ smart media platform are designed to easily work together, regardless of product brand. AllPlay helps customers create compatible devices and services, and helps developers create compatible Android and iOS music streaming applications—giving users a high-quality, whole-home audio experience.

Leading customers rely on our solutions.

We work with customers at the forefront of providing consumers with the best possible premium audio products.

The State of Play report.

This report looks at the present state of wireless device-to-device and networked audio, consumer audio trends, buying decisions and attitudes towards in-car listening. It identifies key consumer expectations, pain points and purchase drivers.

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Qualcomm Fuels IoT Growth by Currently Delivering More Than 1 Million Chips a Day into a Wide Range of Connected Applications

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today announced at its Internet of Things (IoT) industry analyst workshop that the Company is currently shipping more than 1 million chips per day for the IoT*. This momentum reflects Qualcomm Technologies’ unique ability to invent and deliver the technologies needed for the IoT, and to meet challenging customer requirements for interoperability, connectivity, compute and security. The Company uses its technical expertise to design platforms that help customers commercialize IoT products quickly and cost-effectively in areas including wearables, voice and music, connected cameras, robotics and drones, home control and automation, home entertainment, and commercial and industrial IoT.

“We are focused on significantly expanding capabilities at the edge of the network by supporting everyday objects with the connectivity, compute and security technologies required to build a powerful Internet of Things, where devices are smart, convenient, work well together and incorporate advanced security features,” said Raj Talluri, senior vice president, product management, IoT, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “While hundreds of brands have shipped over 1.5 billion IoT products using our solutions, we are just getting a glimpse of the benefits that the IoT can deliver, with analysts estimating that IoT applications could have a total economic impact of up to 11 trillion dollars a year by 2025. We have built strong capabilities on top of our leadership in mobile inventions, and we are innovating in exciting new areas such as deep learning, voice interface and LTE IoT that will power a new generation of IoT devices.”

Qualcomm Technologies’ traction in IoT spans across a variety of ecosystems. For instance, the Company's wearables platforms have been adopted in more than 150 wearable designs, and over 80 percent of Android Wear™ smartwatches launched or announced are based on Snapdragon Wear 2100. In smart homes, more than 125 million TVs, home entertainment and other connected home products from leading brands have shipped using Qualcomm Technologies’ connectivity chips. For commercial and industrial IoT applications, over 30 designs are using the Company’s MDM9206 modem with multimode support for LTE categories M1 and NB1, E-GPRS and global RF bands. MDM9206 is purposely developed for IoT applications and is commercially available today.

To address this wide variety of ecosystems, form factors and requirements in the IoT, Qualcomm Technologies offers one of the broadest portfolios of chips and platforms, including mobile, multimedia, cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth system-on-chips. These solutions include comprehensive software with platform-specific applications and APIs, as well as support for multiple communication protocols, operating systems and cloud services.

To further help manufacturers develop IoT devices quickly and cost-effectively, Qualcomm Technologies makes available more than 25 production-ready reference design platforms through a network of original design manufacturers (ODMs) for products including voice-enabled home assistants, connected cameras, drones, VR headsets, lighting, appliances and smart hubs/gateways.

For more information, visit www.qualcomm.com/IoT.

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, healthcare and data center, 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 QCT semiconductor business. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.