/// Qualcomm Announces Faster Snapdragon 805 Mobile Chip, Aims to Make the Home Router Smarter

November 20, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Qualcomm is announcing on Wednesday a faster version of its high-end Snapdragon chip and a separate effort to take on a more central role in powering networking gear. Asa Mathat | All Things Digital In its Snapdragon line, the company is debuting the Snapdragon 805, which it says packs up to 40 percent faster graphics performance and support for UltraHD (4K) video. That chip is sampling now and expected to show up in mobile devices by the first half of next eyar. The other big announcement–the new IPQ chip– is designed transform home Internet gear the way that the smartphones changed then shape of the cellular phone market. “We want to do the same for the home,” said Amir Faintuch, a Qualcomm senior VP and head of the company’s Qualcomm Atheros unit. The chipmaker is making the announcements at its yearly meeting with analysts being held on Wednesday. Faintuch argues that the time is right to put more powerful chips into home networking gear.

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Qualcomm Announces Faster Snapdragon 805 Mobile Chip, Aims to Make the Home Router Smarter


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