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14th January 2021
Qualcomm to buy CPU-developer NUVIA for $1.4bn

Qualcomm is buying CPU-developer NUVIA for approximately $1.4 billion before working capital and other adjustments. The acquisition builds on Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon technology.

5th January 2021
Qualcomm supports virtual IET FIRST LEGO League

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) FIRST LEGO League Challenge, a global science and technology tournament for nine- to 16-year-olds, is returning to Cambridge in 2021 and is welcoming applications from teams across the region.

18th December 2020
Advancement for 5G in Europe with carrier aggregation

Qualcomm, Ericsson, Swisscom and Oppo have announced a step forward in the commercialisation of 5G in Europe, demonstrating 5G New Radio Carrier Aggregation across FDD and TDD bands along with 5G voice over a commercial 5G standalone network at Swisscom’s premises in Bern.

16th December 2020
Snapdragon 678 Mobile Platform for immersive entertainment

Qualcomm Technologies has announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 Mobile Platform, a follow-on to the Snapdragon 675, to deliver overall performance upgrades, high-speed connections for sophisticated photo and video capture, and immersive entertainment experiences.

17th August 2020
Pushing the boundaries of AI research

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionising industries, products, and core capabilities by delivering dramatically enhanced experiences. However, this is just the start of the AI revolution. The field of AI, especially deep learning, is still in its infancy with tremendous opportunity for exploration and improvement.

23rd June 2020
Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform is 5G and AI-enabled

Qualcomm Technologies has announced the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform. Building on the Qualcomm Robotics RB3 platform and its broad adoption in a wide array of robotics and drone products available today, the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform is comprised of an extensive set of hardware, software and development tools.

11th March 2020
Progress toward commercial C-V2X in Europe

Qualcomm Technologies has announced that multiple Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) products from automotive and infrastructure suppliers, featuring the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X Platform, have completed certification in accordance with the European Radio Equipment Directive ('RED') Certification in Europe, a requirement for placing radio equipment on the market. This is a major step forward toward the commercial introduction of C-V2X in Europe.

7th January 2020
Partnership makes step towards nationwide Swiss 5G coverage

An industry step in 5G took place in Switzerland on October 31st when the first over-the-air, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) 5G data call was successfully carried out by Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Swisscom, and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

9th December 2019
5G platform enables a new era of AR and VR experiences

According to the company, the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform is the world’s first 5G-supported extended reality (XR) platform. It unites Qualcomm’s 5G and AI innovations with XR technology to usher in a new era of mobile computing. This platform unveils custom features and boasts multiple firsts that can be scaled across Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR).

2nd December 2019
Enabling an 'Always on, Always connected' enterprise experience

  Targus is working with Qualcomm Technologies to create modern computing experiences for enterprise users. The joint efforts validated that computers running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx compute platform are compatible with Targus Universal Docking Solutions.

17th July 2019
Step toward delivering broad 5G on low-band spectrum

T-Mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, and Ericsson, have achieved the world’s first known low-band 5G data session on a commercial 5G modem. The data session was conducted in T-Mobile’s lab in Bellevue, Washington on 600MHz, the same spectrum T-Mobile is using to roll out broad, nationwide 5G in the US, marking a major milestone in delivering 5G across America beyond urban areas.

26th February 2019
Development of mesh WiFi networks simplified with Alexa

Qualcomm has announced a development kit for mesh WiFi networks, qualified by Amazon, to integrate the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS). The Qualcomm Mesh Networking Development Kit offers manufacturers the necessary building blocks to quickly and cost effectively create mesh WiFi systems with Alexa built-in, bringing the convenience of voice control to connected devices throughout the home.

8th January 2019
Organisations to implement C-V2X roadside units

At CES 2019, Las Vegas, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and Qualcomm Technologies, announced the implementation of C-V2X vehicle communication technology. Working closely with Commsignia, C-V2X enabled roadside units (RSUs) will be featured along select roadways.

8th January 2019
Joint efforts for roadside safety and automated driving

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, continued joint efforts to help accelerate commercial deployment for C-V2X direct communication technology for roadside safety, traffic efficiency and automated driving has been announced by Audi, Ducati, Ford Motor Company, and Qualcomm Technologies. 

18th December 2018
5G NR video call using millimetre wave spectrum

In Rome, the first European 5G NR video call has been completed on the TIM network in the millimetre wave (mmWave) frequency band, in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and Ericsson. This is an important milestone in conjunction with the unveiling of the first Innovation Hub dedicated to 5G.

18th December 2018
Next-gen cellular chipset purpose built for IoT applications

  Qualcomm Technologies has announced its next-gen modem purpose-built for IoT applications such as asset trackers, health monitors, security systems, smart city sensors and smart meters, as well as a range of wearable trackers. 

6th December 2018
First prototype 5G smartphone

TIM, together with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies has successfully completed the first 5G connection in Italy on TIM’s live network using the country’s first 5G prototype smartphone.

23rd July 2018
5G NR mmWave and Sub-6GHz RF modules for mobile devices

Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled the world’s first fully-integrated 5G NR mmWave and sub-6GHz RF modules for smartphones and other mobile devices. The Qualcomm QTM052 mmWave antenna module family and the Qualcomm QPM56xx sub-6GHz RF module family pair with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem to deliver modem-to-antenna capabilities across several spectrum bands, in a very compact footprint that is suited for...

2nd March 2018
Broadcom’s Qualcomm bid takes another twist

The saga surrounding Broadcom’s proposed bid for Qualcomm has ramped up over the last few days in the build up to 6th March Qualcomm 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, where shareholders will decide whether to re-elect the current board or Broadcom’s slate of six nominees.

27th February 2018
Collab delivers cloud-based gaming experiences to mobile devices

Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies and Hatch Entertainment have announced their collaboration on delivering next-gen cloud-based gaming experiences on servers based on the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 - the world’s first 10nm server processor.

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