Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the business arm of
), launched two processors, namely, Gobi 9x35 and WTR3925 RF
transceiver chip for 4G LTE Advanced mobile broadband
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Both the processors support multiple bands of frequencies and
also boost device performance by reducing power consumption and
circuit board space.
The 20 nanometer Gob 9x35 chipset supports downstream speeds of
up to 300 Mbps and facilitates other carriers to deploy up to 40
MHz wavelength or both LTE TDD and FDD. Moreover, it is
compatible with the preceding telecom standards like DC-HSPA,
EVDO Rev. B, CDMA 1x, GSM and TD-SCDMA. Samples of the processors
will possibly be distributed to the customers in the beginning of
The popularity of Qualcomm chipsets is continuously gaining
popularity. Most high-end smartphones like
) Sony Xperia Z and
) BlackBerry Z10 use Qualcomm chipsets. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800
quad core processors will gain traction with increased deployment
of 4GLTE technology across emerging nations like India and China.
World's largest telecom operator,
China Mobile Limited
), targets to deploy nearly 200,000 TD-LTE base stations by the
end of 2013. China Mobile has already chosen Snapdragon and
Gobi-based LTE-TD smartphones, as it runs well on such home grown
networks. This will create a huge growth opportunity for Qualcomm
in the upcoming quarters.
In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, Qualcomm shipped
approximately 190 million CDMA-based MSM chipsets, up 35% year
over year. This figure significantly surpassed the company's
guidance of a mid-point of 176 million. The company expects to
ship 195-210 million MSM chipsets in the first quarter of fiscal
Currently, Qualcomm carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).