Qualcomm to Release Wearable-Specific Chips By 2015

With the recent boom in the production and development of smartwatches, it’s hard to imagine why there hasn’t been a thrust to develop dedicated SoC for smartwatches and smart bands (with the exception of MediaTek’s Aster). Luckily, Qualcomm is stepping up and has recently announced that they will soon manufacture chips specifically designed for wearables…



With the recent boom in the production and development of smartwatches, it’s hard to imagine why there hasn’t been a thrust to develop dedicated SoC for smartwatches and smart bands (with the exception of MediaTek’s Aster).

Luckily, Qualcomm is stepping up and has recently announced that they will soon manufacture chips specifically designed for wearables. At present, Qualcomm’s smartwatch – the Toq runs on a toned down version of chips found in most smartphones and tablets.

According to the company’s President Eddie Chang, the company is already preparing its own SoC. He also added that Qualcomm has all it needs for the new chip to be mass produced soon and promised that we should be seeing Qualcomm-powered wearables later this year.

Qualcomm didn’t announce any hardware partners yet, but the news of the development of a wearable-specific chips is certainly something to look forward to.

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