Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), globally a largest chipset manufacturer for mobile handsets, has introduced a 64-bit microprocessor for mobile handsets called Snapdragon 410. The processor is integrated with 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) connectivity technology.
Based on a company’s 28nm technology, this chipset supports higher graphics with a Adreno 306 GPU, 1080p video playback and adult to a 13 Megapixel camera. Snapdragon 410 is designed for phones labelled during $150 or less, quite targeting a arriving national LTE network deployment in China.
Nevertheless, a 64-bit chipset is not new in a industry. Apple Inc. (AAPL) has already introduced a iPhone with a 64-bit processor. Intel Corp. (INTC) is a marketplace personality in 64-bit chipset designed for PCs and laptops. Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) is expected to offer 64-bit mobile chipsets in 2014.
Qualcomm will recover a Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) chronicle of a Snapdragon 410 processor soon. As of now, some-more than 350 QRD-based products are accessible in a marketplace with some-more than 40 strange apparatus manufacturers (OEM) in 18 countries.
Qualcomm has a rarely diversified product portfolio. Several OEMs are adopting high-speed 3G and 4G technologies for joining tablets, eReaders, machine-to-machine communication devices, and gaming devices. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and Gobi platforms for tellurian mobile connectivity support roughly all varieties of mobile broadband equipment.
Recently, Qualcomm denounced an innovative smartwatch called “Toq”. This smartwatch can concurrently accept phone calls, send messages and play music.
Acquisition of Atheros Communications has remade Qualcomm into an integrated chipset developer for a mobile computing market. Qualcomm can play as a singular window to any wireless tool builder (mobile phone/tablets) for an integrated Snapdragon chipset height ancillary Wi-Fi.
Besides mobile computing, Qualcomm can now variegate in a consumer wiring segment, quite in a home networking market. Atheros manufactures Wi-Fi chips for televisions, video games, printers, and other home devices. Qualcomm now has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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