The Qualcomm® eXtension program helps to extend the capabilities of our audio platforms with a unique set of software features available for licensing directly from our program members. The program is designed to help reduce development time with many plug-and-play features already integrated onto our audio platforms, connect our customers with audio experts, and in some cases help to reduce costs by replacing dedicated hardware with software alternatives.
There are major shifts in the audio industry right now. The way we listen to, interact with, and connect to our audio devices is changing. Consumers want many different functions from their headsets and speakers which is placing demand on manufacturers to innovate to deliver new features and use cases. The extension program is designed to help our customers by facilitating the integration of new and differentiating features more efficiently and cost-effectively.
The eXtension program may also help the integration of dedicated hardware devices alongside our SoCs to extend the capabilities of our platforms further, including:
The eXtension program can also help to connect IP developers, OEMs and manufacturers with experienced software contractors to help accelerate the integration of features with or alongside our audio platforms and SoCs, such as DSP algorithms or mobile applications.