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Qualcomm unveils world’s first 5G Drone building platform

Qualcomm has unveiled the first-ever 5G AI-enabled drone platform. Named Qualcomm Flight RB5, it will speed up the development of industrial and enterprise drones, and open up new possibilities for all industries looking to use drones. Running on the QRB5165 processor, it has 5G and WiFi 6 capabilities enhancing critical flying abilities beyond visual line-of-sight. The RB5 development kit is expected to be available in Q4 2021.

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Crisiano Amon is Qualcomm’s 4th CEO is

Qualcomm announced that the 4th CEO of the company will be Cristiano Amon. He will take over on the company’s 36th birthday. Amon is now the company’s president, CEO, and also a member of the board of directors. He has vast experience in leadership roles as he guided the development of Qualcomm’s roadmap and 5G strategy. He has overseen the successful execution of M&A to augment Qualcomm’s capabilities and accelerate growth in key areas.

Qualcomm to commercially launch first IoT modem in H2 of 2021

Qualcomm has launched its first IoT modem aimed at Industrial IoT apps. The commercial launch of the Qualcomm 315 5G IoT device is expected in the second half of 2021. The modem supports worldwide 5G NR sub-6Ghz bands and operates in standalone mode only. If required, the device can be switched to LTE and can be deployed over 5G private or public networks. The device comes with the capability of integration with existing ethernet and wired technology.

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Bug in Qualcomm chips put android users privacy at risk

Cybersecurity researchers have found a high-risk security vulnerability in Qualcomm mobile chips. The bug could enable hackers to access android itself as an entry point into a phone to inject viruses while also giving them access to SMS messages, call history, and audio of a phone call. It could also be used to unlock a SIM card, as well. Qualcomm has classified the bug as CVE-2020-11292 and has notified the appropriate device vendors.

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Qualcomm says shortage of older chips to ease soon

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf, while speaking remotely at the China Development Forum event, said that chip shortages, which has caused disruptions across several industries worldwide, is easing up. Mollenkopf said that the demand for older chips is easy to fulfil. The demand for chips has soared during the past few months, panic buying further added to the shortage leading to the rise in costs of all types of microchips.

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Airtel, Qualcomm partner to push 5G in India

Airtel is collaborating with Qualcomm to fast-track the implementation of 5G services in India. The telco will use Qualcomm’s 5G RAN platforms to roll-out virtualised and Open RAN-based 5G networks. The telecom giant said both companies were planning to work on developing 5G FWA for faster broadband connectivity and on introducing cost-effective broadband services as well. Airtel is also hoping to venture into newer fields like VR and Smart Homes.

Qualcomm looks beyond phones with new 5G chip

Qualcomm launched a new chip for connecting devices to 5G networks that target home internet and inside business users as a competitor to WiFi. The firm is trying to take advantage of the faster speeds possible with 5G network to increase footprints in other markets. The chip called the X65 modem is the first from Qualcomm capable of hitting peak download speeds of up to 10 GPS, about 10x faster than peaks of comparable services.

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SoftBank Vision Fund hires M12 fund chief Nagraj Kashyap

The outgoing global head of Microsoft’s M12 fund Nagraj Kashyap will join SoftBank Group Corp’s Vision Fund in the USA. The Vision Fund, in the recent past, has seen a few changes among its senior leaders after a hiring flurry in 2017. Kashyap was previously head of ventures at Qualcomm before joining M12, which targets investments incorporate software companies, focusing on applied AI and infrastructure.

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