Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., which is a business arm of
), unveiled the new HomePlug AV2 (HPAV2) compliant solutions at
Broadband World Forum.
The launch of new QCA7450/AR1540 chipset will not only benefit
the customers to improve the network speed to more than 500 Mbps
but will also allow them to use the connectivity at multiple
rooms, supporting multiple devices through a particular feature
called SmartLink Plus option.
Previously, HomePlug AV was used to support speed of up to 200
Mbps. Therefore, the launch of new HomePlug AV2 will improve the
overall speed, thereby improving the quality of watching HD
videos as well as 3D video contents. Moreover, it also allows
better online gaming experience to its users. In addition,
availability of SISO and MIMO will facilitate users to gain
network speed of more than 1Gbps.
Last year, Qualcomm acquired Atheros Communications Inc.,
which specializes in developing Wi-Fi chips for televisions,
video games, printers and other home devices. Atheros business
division is currently placed under Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
(QTL) segment. So, the acquisition of Atheros has helped Qualcomm
to diversify in the consumer electronics segment and at the same
time has generated revenue growth of 27% year over year, from its
Qualcomm's plan to diversify into home segment division will
not only help the company to drive its top line but will also
help them to counter stiff competition from other chipset
We maintain our long-term Neutral recommendation on Qualcomm
Inc. Currently, it has a Zacks #3 Rank, implying a short-term
Hold rating on the stock.
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