The chip maker's chief executive said its partners' strong smartphone and tablet sales helped drive the record quarterly results, but missed on estimates. Its Q2 outlook also missed estimates.
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Local manufacturer CCE will use Qualcomm's reference designs to produce two tablet versions with its Snapdragon processor
Qualcomm is largely running away with the smartphone and tablet field. Analysts are openly wondering if there's any competition for Qualcomm.
The Computex tradeshow in Taiwan is just getting rolling, but Windows RT devices have already been spotted in the wild. I had a brief chance to try out a Qualcomm reference tablet running Windows RT, and should get a closer look at devices from Asus and others later this week.
The arrival later this year of Windows 8 for ARM changes the computing landscape. In his CES keynote, Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs said Windows 8 will be a "game changer" for his company and he demonstrated a Snapdragon S4 tablet running Windows 8.
Qualcomm will update its Snapdragon processor next year in a bid to garner more smartphone and tablet design wins.
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