Sunday, October 25, 2009

Qualcomm Establishes Subsidiary for Mobile Open Source Development

Qualcomm has established a separate wholly-owned subsidiary to optimize open source software with Qualcomm technology. The new Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC), which is brought together by a dedicated group of engineers, will be headed by Rob Chandhok, who previously served as senior vice president of software strategy for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.

"Open source and community-driven software development is becoming increasingly important to the wireless industry," said Chandhok, "and QuIC is committed to meaningful participation in these development efforts. To fulfill this commitment and to provide focus to this effort, Qualcomm has transferred experienced software engineers to QuIC. These engineers will focus on such important open source initiatives as Linux and Webkit, and on open source operating systems such as Symbian, Android and Chrome."