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Qualcomm has already shipped more than a billion chips for the Internet of Things

#Qualcomm has already shipped more than a billion chips for the #IoT  #CES2017

  • Talluri highlighted wearables that use Qualcomm chips.
  • Qualcomm is putting its Snapdragon 820A processor into cars right now.
  • Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm, said that mobile technology will drive the Internet of Things (IoT), partly because product cycles are so fast.
  • Qualcomm has already shipped more than 1 billion chips for the Internet of Things, or making everyday objects smart and connected.
  • Right now, Qualcomm has a reference platform with new chips that will make connecting in the car seamless.

Qualcomm has already shipped more than 1 billion chips for the Internet of Things, or making everyday objects smart and connected.

@evankirstel: #Qualcomm has already shipped more than a billion chips for the #IoT #CES2017

Qualcomm has already shipped more than 1 billion chips for the Internet of Things, or making everyday objects smart and connected.

The big mobile chip maker made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.

Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm, said that mobile technology will drive the Internet of Things (IoT), partly because product cycles are so fast.

“We have scale,” he said. “We launch more than a billion mobile products annually.”

Talluri said the billion IoT chips are being used in connected devices of all kinds, from TVs to sensors. He said Qualcomm doesn’t count tablets or smartphones as part of the billion IoT devices.

Talluri highlighted wearables that use Qualcomm chips. He said Snapdragon is used in more than 80 percent of Android Wear smartwatches. One of the new ones coming is from Swarovsky, coming at a show in the future, Talluri said.

He noted that Osterhaut Design Group (ODG) is using the new Snapdragon 835 processor for its latest ODG R-8 and R-9 augmented reality smartglasses.

He also said the chip is going into the Mattel Aristotle by Mobi. It’s the equivalent of Amazon Echo, but for kids. You can do things like play music for the kids, using voice commands and tapping into the artificial intelligence in the cloud.

The company also said it is targeting the automotive industry with chips for self-driving cars and other electronic functions, such as car connectivity and environment sensing. Cars need advanced chip functions such as computer vision for sensing the environment and other vehicles.

Qualcomm said it will bring gigabit-class LTE wireless networking to connected vehicles, using the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem. Right now, Qualcomm has a reference platform with new chips that will make connecting in the car seamless.

Qualcomm is putting its Snapdragon 820A processor into cars right now. Volkswagen will use the 820A processor and the Snapdragon X12 and X5 LTE modems into its future vehicles. Qualcomm, Ericsson, and others will field test the automobile connectivity technology during 2017.

Qualcomm has already shipped more than a billion chips for the Internet of Things