Qualcomm $16 Billion Share Repurchase

Qualcomm Incorporated announced on September 13, 2018, that it has entered into accelerated share repurchase agreements with each of Bank of America, N.A., Citibank, N.A. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC to repurchase an aggregate of $16 billion of the company’s common stock, with an initial delivery to Qualcomm of approximately 178 million shares in the aggregate.

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The final number of shares to be repurchased will be based on the volume-weighted average price of Qualcomm’s common stock during the term of the transaction, less a discount and subject to adjustments pursuant to the terms and conditions of the ASR Agreements. The company is funding the accelerated share repurchase with existing cash resources.

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Qualcomm Delivers a Fully Integrated Far-Field Smart Audio Reference Platform for the Amazon Alexa Voice Service

QualcommSan Diego – based Qualcomm Technologies International recently announced that the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform has been qualified by Amazon for the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). This reference platform incorporates the hardware and software building-blocks required to facilitate rapid commercialization of smart speaker and networked audio solutions, and it is the first announced fully end-to-end audio processing and system reference design for AVS from a single vendor.

Key features of the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform include 6 microphone Far-Field Voice and always-ready wake-word detection for highly responsive and precise voice activation,  Continue reading “Qualcomm Delivers a Fully Integrated Far-Field Smart Audio Reference Platform for the Amazon Alexa Voice Service”

Qualcomm, EE, and Sony Mobile Showcase Europe’s First Commercial Gigabit LTE Mobile Device and Network at Wembley Stadium

QualcommSan Diego – based Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, EE and Sony Mobile Communications today showcased Europe’s first commercial Gigabit LTE/4G mobile device and network.

During the event, the companies showcased the benefits of Gigabit LTE in four real-life use cases:
1) streaming 4K HDR10 content from Amazon Prime
2) speed improvements for downloading large files via Google Drive
3) download of music/video files for offline use, and
4) a network simulation showcasing the network-wide benefits of deploying Gigabit LTE.

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EvoNexus Tech Incubator Collaborates with Qualcomm Ventures, ViaSat and InterDigital On Seed Capital for SoCal Startups

 EvoNexus Startup IncubatorEvoNexus, a non-profit technology incubator in Southern California, whose portfolio companies have raised over $1.1BN in funding and outcomes, is collaborating  with three leading technology companies that may provide seed capital of up to $250,000 each to high-tech startup companies: Qualcomm Ventures, the venture capital arm of Qualcomm Incorporated,  ViaSat  a global broadband services and technology company; and InterDigital  a developer of advanced digital wireless technologies. EvoNexus is now accepting applications for its next class. Startups may apply year-round. Continue reading “EvoNexus Tech Incubator Collaborates with Qualcomm Ventures, ViaSat and InterDigital On Seed Capital for SoCal Startups”

Qualcomm and LG Bring 5G and Cellular-V2X Communications Into Vehicles

Qualcomm San Diegoo San Diego-based Qualcomm Incorporated and its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and LG Electronics (LG) have recently announced coordinated efforts to facilitate testing and adoption of 5G and Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) communications into vehicles. Qualcomm Technologies and LG expect to showcase these next-generation wireless technologies through trials during the first half of 2018. This work builds on the long-established relationship between Qualcomm Technologies and LG since the two Companies delivered their first telematics system in 2004.

On the path to 5G, LG is developing advanced automotive connectivity solutions based on Qualcomm Technologies’ connected car platform, which features support for Gigabit LTE speeds using the Qualcomm® Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, and is complemented by the QCA65x4 Wi-Fi 802.11ac solution. The connected car platform also supports 802.11p/DSRC and C-V2X, based upon 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14 specifications. Continue reading “Qualcomm and LG Bring 5G and Cellular-V2X Communications Into Vehicles”

Qualcomm Showcases 5G Leadership with its First 3GPP-based 5G New Radio Connection

Connection Achieved with Qualcomm Technologies’ sub-6 GHz 5G NR Prototype; Demo to be on Display at Mobile World Congress Barcelona in the Qualcomm Booth, as well as the China Mobile Communications Corporation’s Booth as Part of Their Ongoing 5G Collaboration

San Diego – based Qualcomm Technologies recently announced the Company’s first successful 5G connection based upon the New Radio (NR) work in 3GPP, which is expected to become the global 5G standard. The connection, which was completed utilizing Qualcomm Technologies’ sub-6 GHz 5G NR prototype system capable of operating at mid-band spectrum from 3.3 GHz to 5.0 GHz, demonstrates how advanced 5G NR technologies Continue reading “Qualcomm Showcases 5G Leadership with its First 3GPP-based 5G New Radio Connection”

Qualcomm Announces Launch of Bounty Program

QualcommSan Diego – based Qualcomm Incorporated recently announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), is launching its vulnerability rewards program designed to expand collaboration with invited white hat hackers who improve the security of the Qualcomm Snapdragon family of processors, LTE modems and related technologies. The program is the first of its kind to be announced by a major silicon vendor, and will be administered in collaboration with vulnerability coordination platform HackerOne, offering rewards of up to $15,000 USD per vulnerability as well as recognition in either the QTI Product Security or the CodeAuroraForum Hall of Fame, depending on the nature of the submission. Continue reading “Qualcomm Announces Launch of Bounty Program”