Qualcomm Makes Buys To Add Wi-Fi, Bluetooth To Mobile Chips
Dec 4, 2006, 5:24 PM by (staff)
Qualcomm today announced the purchase of two different companies and their intellectual property. The CDMA giant will buy the staff and intellectual property of RF Micro Devices' Bluetooth division in order to integrate advanced Bluetooth features into its phone chips. The company also announced the purchase of Airgo, a maker of Wi-Fi chipsets. Qualcomm will use this purchase to integrate 802.11 b/g and n into future phone chipsets as well as a new platform code named Snapdragon. It is likely Airgo's patents on multiple in, multiple out (MIMO) technology made the company even more attractive to Qualcomm, as that is integral to 802.11n as well as many flavors of WiMax.
Qualcomm Debuts Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning Tech
Qualcomm today announced Snapdragon Sense ID, a new fingerprint scanning technology that makes a 3D map of a fingerprint using ultrasonic technology. It's designed to integrate into phone bezels.
Qualcomm Amps Up its Wi-Fi Lineup
Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, today unveiled new Wi-Fi products that promise to boost performance for a range of consumer electronics. The company added the QCA9377 chip to its 802.11ac 2.0 ecosystem, which Qualcomm says brings the benefits of multi-user multi-input/multi-output (MU-MIMO) to mobile devices.
Qualcomm Reaches Deal To Acquire NXP
Qualcomm today announced a deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion. NXP is a co-inventor and key patent holder of NFC technology.
New Qualcomm Tech Aims to Bring High-Quality AR and VR Mainstream
Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules.
How this affects us ??
Rock on Qualcomm & typorama in the post...
BTW - The post is choppy and difficult to read... I'm guessing it wasn't on purpose.