Qualcomm unveils open-source subsidiary

Wireless technologies provider Qualcomm announced the launch of Qualcomm Innovation Center, a new, wholly-owned subsidiary focusing on open-source mobile platforms. According to Qualcomm, QuIC brings together a dedicated group of engineers under the helm of president Rob Chandhok, senior vice president of software strategy for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies--the team will focus on open-source initiatives including Linux and Webkit as well as operating systems including Symbian, Android and Chrome. In a statement, Chandhok said his vision for "a better open" includes leveraging the unique attributes of advanced mobile devices and optimization via tight hardware integration, a subject he will address during his scheduled Oct. 28 keynote appearance at the Symbian Exchange and Exposition 2009 conference in London--check back with the FierceDeveloper website this week for live coverage from SEE 2009.

For more on QuIC:
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