Qualcomm Targets Mobile Internet Devices Market
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Qualcomm's dominance of the cell phone market is fairly well-established, but it's not stopping there. The company has designed to get beyond just signaling and into the processing space with its Snapdragon CPU. Datamation has the details on the company's expansion plans.
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs believes that as much as wireless technology has already dramatically changed the way people live and communicate with each other, the consumer electronics industry has only begun to scratch the surface.
During his keynote address here Friday, Jacobs laid out his vision for a world of devicesincluding smartphones, smartbooks and netbooksthat will not only provide the compute power of a high-end PC but the customization, design and integration of software and hardware that will give users the Internet experience they really want, wherever they happen to be.
"Wireless will impact every aspect of our lives," he said. "Convergence means all kinds of devices are getting wireless inside them. What's interesting about something like Amazon's Kindle is that people don't even think about it as a wireless device. They just use it to read their books.
"That kind of magical experience will be in a lot more consumer electronic devices in the future," he added.