Qualcomm to further invest in Snapdragon platform for wearables; launches accelerator program, Telecom News, ET Telecom
NEW DELHI; Qualcomm Technologies Inc. said Wednesday it will continue to invest in its Snapdragon Wear platform and launch the Qualcomm Wearables Ecosystem Accelerator Program as Snapdragon Wear shipments crossed the 40 million mark.
The program includes device manufacturers (ODMs), service providers, platform players, independent hardware and software vendors (IHVs and ISVs), and systems integrators who will work with OEMs to develop and market products and solutions.
According to the chipmaker, more than 60 wearable industry leaders, including Arm, BBK, Fossil, Oppo, Verizon, Vodafone and Zebra, will participate in the program.
“We are significantly expanding our investments in advanced, ground-up silicon, platforms and technologies and plan to roll out new Snapdragon Wear platforms across segments over the next year to meet our long-term vision,” said Pankaj Kedia, senior director. & global head, smart wearables, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
According to market analytics firm International Data Corporation (IDC), the wearables market grew 21% year over year and will continue to grow.
“Innovative form factors continue to emerge as consumers demand new use cases in wearable devices. The smartwatch segment goes well beyond health and fitness tracking, expanding across consumer and enterprise segments and driving the category’s growth,” said Jitesh Ubrani, Research Manager, WW Mobile Device Trackers, IDC.
“Arm is focused on delivering the compute performance and security needed to enable next-generation wearable devices, and through the Qualcomm Wearables Ecosystem Accelerator Program, we will work closely with the wider ecosystem to drive collaboration and change across the industry.” stimulate,” said Ketan Shah. , senior director of XR and wearables, Client Line of Business, Arm. “We are excited to see the launch of the Qualcomm Wearables Ecosystem Accelerator Program, an opportunity to collaborate with the broad ecosystem partners to continue to innovate and launch the diverse and innovative wearables products,” said Farhana Chaudhry, Director of Product Management and Development at Verizon.
“Wearables are part of the fabric of next-generation telecommunications and will only be successful by combining the efforts of industry innovators in connectivity, semiconductors, hardware and user experience design,” said Phil Patel, Global Products & Services Director, Vodafone. Group Services GmbH.