Qualcomm Works with Microsoft to Deliver Snapdragon S4 Processors with LTE Connectivity for Windows 8
- 2012 CES Marks First AT&T LTE Demonstration of Windows 8 Powered by Snapdragon S4 Processors -
LAS VEGAS and SAN DIEGO – January 10, 2012 – Qualcomm Incorporated
(NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced at the 2012 International CES show that
it is collaborating with Microsoft Corp. to demonstrate pre-release
Windows 8 on Snapdragon™ S4 processors with LTE connectivity support.
Demonstrated on the AT&T 4G LTE network for the first time, Windows 8
powered by Snapdragon with LTE and 3G/4G wireless support enables the
connected standby experience with lower power consumption recently
demonstrated by Microsoft, and provides Windows 8-based PCs including
tablets, convertibles and notebooks with wireless broadband speeds and
advanced connectivity solutions to help enable fast, productive
experiences for users worldwide. Demonstrations of pre-release Windows 8
on the Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 reference hardware tablet with LTE were
held during Dr. Paul E. Jacobs’ opening keynote address earlier today.
Jacobs’ keynote was part of the Technology and Evolving Countries (TEC)
Program, focused on the role mobile technology plays in global
innovation and economic growth in consumer electronics.
“Qualcomm is excited to be working with Microsoft to showcase the
world’s first demonstration of Windows 8 powered by our Snapdragon
platform with LTE connectivity on the AT&T 4G LTE network,” said
Luis Pineda, senior vice president of computing and consumer products at
Qualcomm.”Our Snapdragon S4 processors’ LTE network support and
comprehensive software and hardware integration help deliver greater
flexibility and connectivity options to Microsoft and device
manufacturers. PC – including tablets, convertibles and notebooks – and
other device makers alike continue to choose Qualcomm processors for the
best combination of processing performance, efficient power usage and
wireless connectivity on a single platform.”
By integrating LTE, Qualcomm provides a superior connectivity
solution that is easy to use and allows users to take advantage of
next-generation networks and stay connected almost anywhere they go.
Snapdragon-enabled Windows 8 PCs, including tablets, convertibles and
notebooks, will also be enhanced by Qualcomm’s mobile Internet
connectivity platform, Gobi™, which provides advanced 3G/4G connectivity
and integrated LTE world mode support. Qualcomm’s Gobi 4000 platform
allows device manufacturers to offer both LTE/HSPA+ and LTE/EV-DO
designs to meet the growing demand for embedded 3G/4G connectivity in
mobile devices worldwide.
As one of the largest providers of wireless chipset and software
technology in the industry, Qualcomm has one of the most diverse chipset
and software product portfolios, spanning multiple device classes.
Qualcomm’s broad product portfolio, including Snapdragon processors and
Gobi mobile Internet connectivity solutions, supports Windows 8.
Qualcomm is one of the only silicon providers to date positioned to
support both Windows smartphones and PCs.
“Qualcomm’s technologies help bring high-performance, power-efficient
solutions to consumers,” said Aidan Marcuss, senior director of Windows
Core Marketing & Ecosystem, Microsoft. “In many cases today’s
consumers and businesses not only desire but require always- on,
always-connected computing devices. Qualcomm and Microsoft are committed
to our continued collaboration to bring innovative, top-performing
devices to consumers around the world.”
“Today’s customer demands a more powerful and faster network
connection which plays to Qualcomm’s key technology strengths for
designing leading-edge chipsets,” said Michael Stice, vice president of
computing devices, emerging devices, AT&T. “We are working with
Qualcomm to enable the next generation of mobile PCs and tablets
enhanced by our 3G and LTE networks.”
Attendees can see pre-release devices running Windows 8 powered by
Snapdragon S4 processors, along with the newest innovations, at the
Qualcomm exhibit at the 2012 International CES, located in the Las Vegas
Convention Center, South Hall, Upper Level #30313. For more information
on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors visit www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon.