Enterprise Mobility: Qualcomm CEO Shares CES Stage With Nokia CEO Elop, Sesame Street's Grover
LAS VEGASQualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs kicked off the keynote sessions at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show here by regaling the audience with the usual confident pronouncements about Qualcomm's leadership position in mobile chipsets. But this year he also brought out several presenters to show off the latest mobile devices scheduled to debut in 2012 that will contain his company's popular Snapdragon chipsets, which combine CPUs and GPUs on one piece of silicon. Jacobs' guest speakers included the likes of Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, as well as Sesame Street's Grover, who showed off an interesting augmented reality application that children can access via tablets. Qualcomm's ARM-based chips have a huge lead in the mobile market versus Intel, which is trying to rally by bringing more mobile chipsets to market. Check out Jacobs' keynote in pictures here.
Snapdragon is the market-leading mobile chipset. Jacobs said Qualcomm shipped more than 7 billion chipsets worldwide at a time when there are more than 6 billion cellular connections around the world. The company's Snapdragon processors are in more than 300 mobile-device models worldwide. They will be installed in another 300 new models soon.