Qualcomm took the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday to highlight the company’s Snapdragon processor line. “Our latest S4 series Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets will set the bar higher,” said Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs. The S4 processor will be coming to TVs, notebooks, and smartphones later this year. Over 20 manufacturers have teamed up with Qualcomm, with over 70 device designs already in the pipeline. Lastly, Windows 8 will support both ARM and Snapdragon chipsets, with Qaulcomm working with Microsoft to deliver S4 processors featuring LTE connectivity. Read on for Qualcomm’s press release.
Qualcomm Expands Snapdragon Family with Introduction of Processors for Smart TVs and Digital Media Adapters
New Snapdragon Processors to Power Next Wave of Enhanced Smart TV and Set-Top Box Experiences
LAS VEGAS – January 10, 2012 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that the Company’s Snapdragon™ processors are powering smart TVs at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Snapdragon smart TV experience will bring full web browsing capabilities to television, including integrated best-in-class Wi-Fi™ connectivity, high performance graphics and the latest Android apps and console-quality gaming experiences. Demonstrations of the Snapdragon smart TV experience will be held during the opening keynote address of Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm, on January 10 at 8:30 a.m. PST at The Venetian. Jacobs’ keynote will be part of the Technology and Evolving Countries (TEC) Program, focused on the role mobile technology plays in global innovation and economic growth in consumer electronics.
Snapdragon processors will power the next wave of enhanced smart TV experiences – including leading audio/video capabilities, pure web browsing and more robust apps – delivering on Qualcomm’s commitment of keeping consumers continuously connected to their favorite devices, content and apps. The Snapdragon S4 MPQ8064 processor features a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU-based on Qualcomm’s Krait micro-architecture-Adreno™ 320 graphics and advanced audio/video capabilities, delivering mobile users the highest performing mobile experience while consuming less power.
The first Snapdragon powered smart TV, which is being launched by Lenovo, combines Qualcomm’s mobile expertise and Lenovo’s computing/CE expertise to enable the world’s first smart TV running on the Android 4.0 operating system. Qualcomm’s Wi-Fi connectivity provides seamless delivery of real-time Internet video, multi-player online gaming and local content to the television and other screens in the home. Thousands of apps from Android Market and Lenovo Store, including console games, are ready for access with a simple touch. With full Internet access, consumers can access their favorite songs and videos, share files between the TV and their tablet, smartphone or PC and control the TV via tablet or smart phone.
“Consumers demand a seamless experience across all screens, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and televisions,” said Raj Talluri, vice president of product management for Qualcomm. “Having Snapdragon processors power smart TVs and digital media adapters is a natural extension of our leadership in mobile and computing technologies into the connected home.”
“Lenovo’s newly announced K91 Smart TV is a milestone for the connected home and digital technology,” said Xiong Wen, general manager and executive director, Smart TV, Lenovo. “It’s the first Smart TV in the world to run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, as well as the first to run on Android 4.0 for full access to the Android marketplace. Lenovo is taking the digital home to new levels and making consuming content and connecting via videoconferencing, social media and more, easier than ever.”
Currently, there are more than 300 Snapdragon-based devices commercially available and more than 350 in development. The S4 line is currently being integrated into more than 70 devices from 20 leading OEMs. Experience the Snapdragon powered Smart TV and test-drive the latest Snapdragon-powered devices by visiting Qualcomm’s CES booth at South Hall 3, Upper Level #30313, January 10-13 in Las Vegas or visit http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon for more information.
Qualcomm Works with Microsoft to Deliver Snapdragon S4 Processors with LTE Connectivity for Windows 8
– 2012 CES Marks First AT&T LTE Demonstration of Windows 8 Powered by Snapdragon S4 Processors –
LAS VEGAS and SAN DIEGO – January 10, 2012 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced at the 2012 International CES show that it is collaborating with Microsoft Corp. to demonstrate pre-release Windows 8 on Snapdragon™ S4 processors with LTE connectivity support. Demonstrated on the AT&T 4G LTE network for the first time, Windows 8 powered by Snapdragon with LTE and 3G/4G wireless support enables the connected standby experience with lower power consumption recently demonstrated by Microsoft, and provides Windows 8-based PCs including tablets, convertibles and notebooks with wireless broadband speeds and advanced connectivity solutions to help enable fast, productive experiences for users worldwide. Demonstrations of pre-release Windows 8 on the Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 reference hardware tablet with LTE were held during Dr. Paul E. Jacobs’ opening keynote address earlier today. Jacobs’ keynote was part of the Technology and Evolving Countries (TEC) Program, focused on the role mobile technology plays in global innovation and economic growth in consumer electronics.
“Qualcomm is excited to be working with Microsoft to showcase the world’s first demonstration of Windows 8 powered by our Snapdragon platform with LTE connectivity on the AT&T 4G LTE network,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of computing and consumer products at Qualcomm.”Our Snapdragon S4 processors’ LTE network support and comprehensive software and hardware integration help deliver greater flexibility and connectivity options to Microsoft and device manufacturers. PC – including tablets, convertibles and notebooks – and other device makers alike continue to choose Qualcomm processors for the best combination of processing performance, efficient power usage and wireless connectivity on a single platform.”
By integrating LTE, Qualcomm provides a superior connectivity solution that is easy to use and allows users to take advantage of next-generation networks and stay connected almost anywhere they go. Snapdragon-enabled Windows 8 PCs, including tablets, convertibles and notebooks, will also be enhanced by Qualcomm’s mobile Internet connectivity platform, Gobi™, which provides advanced 3G/4G connectivity and integrated LTE world mode support. Qualcomm’s Gobi 4000 platform allows device manufacturers to offer both LTE/HSPA+ and LTE/EV-DO designs to meet the growing demand for embedded 3G/4G connectivity in mobile devices worldwide.
As one of the largest providers of wireless chipset and software technology in the industry, Qualcomm has one of the most diverse chipset and software product portfolios, spanning multiple device classes. Qualcomm’s broad product portfolio, including Snapdragon processors and Gobi mobile Internet connectivity solutions, supports Windows 8. Qualcomm is one of the only silicon providers to date positioned to support both Windows smartphones and PCs.
“Qualcomm’s technologies help bring high-performance, power-efficient solutions to consumers,” said Aidan Marcuss, senior director of Windows Core Marketing & Ecosystem, Microsoft. “In many cases today’s consumers and businesses not only desire but require always- on, always-connected computing devices. Qualcomm and Microsoft are committed to our continued collaboration to bring innovative, top-performing devices to consumers around the world.”
“Today’s customer demands a more powerful and faster network connection which plays to Qualcomm’s key technology strengths for designing leading-edge chipsets,” said Michael Stice, vice president of computing devices, emerging devices, AT&T. “We are working with Qualcomm to enable the next generation of mobile PCs and tablets enhanced by our 3G and LTE networks.”
Attendees can see pre-release devices running Windows 8 powered by Snapdragon S4 processors, along with the newest innovations, at the Qualcomm exhibit at the 2012 International CES, located in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Upper Level #30313. For more information on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors visit http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon.