tools to enable its customers to reduce the time required to design their products and bring their products to market. QCT offers a portfolio of products, including wireless device and infrastructure integrated circuits, in support of CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO, and the EV-DO Revision A/B evolutions of CDMA 2000 technology. The company also develops and offers integrated circuits supporting the WCDMA (WCDMA (Wideband CDMA)) version of 3G (third generation) for manufacturers of wireless devices. Approximately 90 device manufacturers have selected the company’s WCDMA products that support Global System for Mobile Communications/General Packet Radio Service, WCDMA, HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access), HSUPA (High-Speed Uplink Packet Access), and HSPA+ for their devices. QCT also sells multimode products for the LTE standard, which offer backward compatibility to existing 3G technologies. The company’s integrated circuit products are included in a range of devices, from low-tier, entry-level devices for emerging regions, which might use the company’s Qualcomm Reference Design products, to premium-tier devices. The company’s 3G/4G (fourth generation) modem roadmap delivers the network technologies across various product tiers and devices. The company’s central processing unit cores are designed to deliver high levels of compute performance at low power, allowing manufacturers to design powerful, slim and power-efficient devices. The company’s Qualcomm Adreno graphics processing units are also designed to deliver graphics performance for visually rich 3D gaming and user interfaces. The company’s wireless products also consist of integrated circuits and system software for WLAN, Bluetooth, frequency modulation (FM), and near field communications, as well as technologies that enable location data and services, including GPS, Global Navigation Satellite System, and BeiDou. The company’s WLAN, Bluetooth, and FM products have been integrated with the Qualcomm Snapdragon processors to provide additional connectivity for mobile phones, tablets, and consumer electronics. QCT also offers WLAN, Bluetooth, applications processor, and Ethernet products for mobile devices, consumer electronics, computers, automotive infotainment, home appliances, and other connected devices. The company’s networking products include WLAN, Powerline and Ethernet chips, network processors, and software. These products enable home and business networks to support the growing number of connected devices, digital media, data services, and other smart home applications. The company, through CSR plc (CSR), offers an expanded portfolio of connectivity technologies, which complements its offerings in the Internet of Things and automotive infotainment categories. CSR is an innovator in the development of multifunction semiconductor platforms and technologies for the automotive, consumer and voice, and music categories. CSR’s wireless products consist of integrated circuits and system software for Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart, and WLAN, as well as technologies that enable location data and services, including GPS. QCT utilizes a fabless production model, which means that the company does not own or operate foundries for the production of silicon wafers from which its integrated circuits are made. The primary foundry suppliers for the company’s various digital, analog/mixed-signal, RF, and PM integrated circuits are Global Foundries Inc.; Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.; Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation; Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company; and United Microelectronics Corporation. The primary semiconductor assembly and test suppliers are Advanced Semiconductor Engineering; Amkor Technology; Siliconware Precision Industries; and STATSChipPAC. The majority of the company’s foundry and semiconductor assembly and test suppliers are located in the Asia-Pacific region. Competition: QCT’s competitors include companies, such as Airoha Technology Corp.; Broadcom; Ericsson; HiSilicon Technologies; Intel; Marvell Technology; Maxim Integrated Products; MediaTek; Microchip Technology Inc.; Nvidia; Realtek Semiconductor; Samsung Electr
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