Qualcomm Announces Quad-Core Snapdragon for Next Generation Tablets and Computing DevicesBy Qualcomm Incorporated, PRNE
Sunday, February 13, 2011
New Chipset Includes Next Generation CPU Architecture with Quad-Core and Adreno GPU -
BARCELONA, Spain, February 14, 2011 - Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced its quad-core
Snapdragon(TM) chipset designed to meet the requirements of next generation
tablets and computing devices. The new quad-core APQ8064(TM) is the flagship
chipset in the new family of Snapdragon chipsets and is based on the new
micro-architecture code named "Krait." With the purpose of being built for
mobile devices, this 28nm micro-architecture will redefine performance,
achieving speeds of up to 2.5GHz per core and minimizing power consumption
and heat generation to enable new, thin and light form factors.
The Snapdragon APQ8064 chip will be designed to enable the next
generation of converged computing and entertainment devices. These devices
will have significantly higher performance requirements, including support
for larger screen sizes and resolutions, more complex operating systems,
multi-tasking, multi-channel audio, HD gaming and stereoscopic 3D (S3D) photo
and video capture and playback, as well as output in full HD to 1080P flat
panel displays over HDMI.
While performance requirements have been increasing, battery technology
and capacity have struggled to develop at the same pace. To meet this
challenge, Qualcomm created its next generation architecture and integrated
four new, low-power CPU cores and its advanced Adreno(R) graphics into the
APQ8064, enabling it to offer twelve times the available performance as well
as 75 percent lower power than the first generation of Snapdragon processors.
The combination of advanced processors and multimedia technology will provide
tablets and mobile computing devices with unsurpassed performance, battery
life, low thermal dissipation and the broadest set of connectivity options
available in the industry.
"We're excited about the new, innovative devices the APQ8064 will enable
in the market," said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of computing and
consumer products at Qualcomm. "With its WiFi integration and ability to
seamlessly interface with Qualcomm's 3G and LTE modules, the APQ8064 will
provide OEM's with a flexible, cost efficient and fast time to market
platform that can meet all of their design configuration needs for tablets
and next generation computing and consumer electronic devices."
The APQ8064 processor will include the Adreno 320 quad-core GPU, which
will deliver fifteen times greater performance than the original Adreno GPU,
for a console-quality gaming experience, as well as rendering rich UI's. With
up to 20 Megapixel camera support, the APQ8064 will internally synchronize
two camera sensors for 3D video recording and will support external 3D video
The APQ8064 will feature a variety of features that make it the most
compelling processing solution for use in mobile entertainment and computing
devices, including support for both PCDDR3 and LPDDR2 memory, serial and PCIe
interfaces and multiple USB ports.
As part of the next generation Snapdragon family, the APQ8064 will share
a core set of features, including a quad-combo of connectivity solutions
(i.e. WLAN, GPS, BT and FM), support for NFC and stereoscopic 3D (S3D) video
and photo capture and playback. The APQ8064 also will support all available
major operating systems and be software compatible across the chipset family.
Samples of the APQ8064 are anticipated to be available in early 2012.
For more information about the Snapdragon processors next-generation CPU
architecture, the first quad-core CPU and GPU features and to see many of the
top new devices powered by Snapdragon processors, please visit us during the
GSMA Mobile World Congress 2010 (Booth 8B53, Hall 8), Feb. 14-17 in Barcelona
or visit www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G and
next-generation mobile technologies. For 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and
inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications, connecting
people more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Today,
Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications
and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal,
affordable and accessible to people everywhere. For more information, visit
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Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release
contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and
uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and
have manufactured significant quantities of APQ8064 components on a timely
and profitable basis, change in economic conditions of the various markets
the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in
the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year
ended September 26, 2010, and most recent Form 10-Q.
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APQ8064 and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other
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