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Qualcomm (QCOM) Partners With Quectel to Develop Smart Modules

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QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM - Free Report) in collaboration with Quectel Wireless Solutions recently demonstrated artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)-based solutions to develop best-in-class smart modules. Following this successful showcasing at MWC-Barcelona, Qualcomm wants to capitalize on it to advance cutting-edge technologies that enable its commercial expansion and support customer differentiation. Quectel is a leading loT solution provider looking to create a highly customized and advanced solution by utilizing Qualcomm’s fundamental research and development. It has a broad range of applications in the loT space.

Demand for high-performance edge computing supported by ML is on the rise. The partnership aims to match the emerging demand for smart modules required for advanced industrial applications. Using the Quectel smart module SG560D and Qualcomm QCM6490 chipset, the collaboration aims to develop the solution that detects various objects and expedites full hardware optimization. The AI/ML solution covers various use cases, such as industrial sorting, manufacturing line management and many other industrial applications.

Qualcomm is one of the largest wireless chipset manufacturers based on baseband technology. The company focuses on retaining its leadership in 5G, the chipset market and mobile connectivity with several technological achievements and innovative product launches. It is likely to help users experience a seamless transition to super-fast 5G networks, delivering low-power resilient multi-gigabit connectivity with unprecedented range and Qualcomm's best-in-class security. This, in turn, would further offer the flexibility and scalability needed for broad and fast 5G adoption through accelerated commercialization by OEMs.

Qualcomm is reportedly the only chipset vendor with 5G system-level solutions spanning sub-6 and millimeter wave bands and one of the largest RF (radio frequency) front-end suppliers with design wins across all premium-tier smartphone customers. Qualcomm believes that it is on track to become the largest smartphone RF front-end supplier by revenues in the near future.

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