Qualcomm press conference at CES 2015 | CNET

Qualcomm press conference at CES 2015

The chip giant will showcase its agenda for the New Year, and no doubt highlight its new flagship mobile product, the Snapdragon 810.

  • Josh Miller 1/5/2015 8:31:03 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:31:20 PM
    Now Talluri is back on stage to show a tiny chip to make these smart light bulbs possible.
  • Josh Miller 1/5/2015 8:31:34 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:32:08 PM
    you can just crack open the light, as seen in Josh's pic below to enable the new function.
  • Josh Miller 1/5/2015 8:32:13 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:32:31 PM
    "Qualcomm is already seeing tremendous traction" in these new areas, Aberle said.
  • Josh Miller 1/5/2015 8:32:51 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:33:44 PM
    We're at Q&A now.
  • Josh Miller 1/5/2015 8:34:00 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:34:52 PM
    Just asked how confident Aberle feels about becoming the next big Internet of Things player.
  • Josh Miller 1/5/2015 8:35:05 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:35:23 PM
    OK, there's a China question -- not surprising Aberle punted on providing much new info there.
  • Josh Miller 1/5/2015 8:36:01 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:36:09 PM
    Chinese regulators have been investigating the company for over a year now over allegations of anti-monopoly problems.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:36:32 PM
    Aberle said the company continues to work with regulators there, but declined to say much more.
  • Josh Miller 1/5/2015 8:36:54 PM
  • Lori Grunin 1/5/2015 8:37:05 PM
    For those of you wondering about the "China situation": Qualcomm's China troubles dampen earnings
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:37:06 PM
    Every few weeks, rumors start to percolate that the investigation is coming to a close, but nothing solid has come out quite yet.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:37:45 PM
    Back to my question on Internet of Things -- Aberle said the company's R&D engine in mobile will be the way Qualcomm wins in that space.
  • Josh Miller 1/5/2015 8:38:08 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:38:12 PM
    Question on whether AllSeen can co-exist with some of the other standards players.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:38:46 PM
    Rival Intel is backing another standards group, called Open Interconnect Consortium.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:39:25 PM
    Aberle said it would be good for the industry to have fewer standards groups, but said we will have to see how it plays out. He said we're still in the early days.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:40:00 PM
    Question on whether can do more with connected lighting. Aberle said yes, for sure.
  • Josh Miller 1/5/2015 8:40:01 PM
  • Nate Ralph 1/5/2015 8:40:13 PM
    That's the problem with standards groups. Someone who decides to end the confusion with an elegant solution ends up just creating yet another standard to confuse us.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:41:03 PM
    Question on CSR -- Qualcomm agreed to buy that British chips company late last year.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:41:19 PM
    Aberle said can't comment much on that deal because it's not quite done yet.
  • Nate Ralph 1/5/2015 8:42:23 PM
    As for connected lighting, and the smart appliance movement in general, I once asked "Why would I ever want an expensive, Wi-Fi connected light bulb?" Then I spent New Years Eve running around a two-story house, desperately silencing smoke detectors. Smartphone-controlled everything, please.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:48:43 PM
    Anyways, we had a few more questions and just wrapped up.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:49:10 PM
    Qualcomm is trying to get into a lot of things in 2015. We'll see what areas they focus on first.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 8:49:26 PM
    Thanks everyone for joining us!
  • Lori Grunin 1/5/2015 8:49:30 PM
    Okay, folks, that's all for Qualcomm this afternoon. Thanks for joining us.
  • Nate Ralph 1/5/2015 8:50:28 PM
    Crazy to think that CES technically hasn't even started yet... thanks for joining, and be sure to keep checking CNET for more!
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