Qualcomm Forms New Subsidiary to Explore Open Source
Today Qualcomm announced that it is forming a new, wholly owned subsidiary that will explicitly explore open source projects. Qualcomm said that it has pulled engineers from across the company into the new subsidiary, which is to be called the Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC). Qualcomm said that its engineers will focus on open source initiatives as Linux and Webkit, and on open source operating systems such as Symbian, Android and Chrome. Qualcomm did not say that it is adopting any of these open source products into its portfolio, but will work to develop them with the possibility that they be folded into their product offerings in the future.