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Qualcomm Supplies One Million Chips per Day for the IoT

24 May 2017

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, revealed 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 (based on shipments from the last four fiscal quarters).

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. More than 25 production-ready reference design platforms are available 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.

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 available using the company’s MDM9206 modem with multimode support for LTE categories M1 and NB1, E-GPRS and global RF bands.

Portfolios of chips and platforms include 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.



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