Qualcomm plans launch of Smartwatch Chip

New Smartwatch Chip by Qualcomm addresses advancements in wearable technologies

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Smartwatch Chip Advancements

As you may know, all Wear OS watches that come out today have little option but to use the same core smartwatch chip inside: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100, which dates back to February 2016. The Qualcomm smartwatch chip will create a strong position for Qualcomm in the wearables market. Many of the problems that have been noted over the years with the wearable technologies are being addressed by Qualcomm in upcoming advancements. The heightened focus in smartwatch chip manufacturing will also create residual growth in outlying markets. The semiconductor manufacturing space and the businesses who support the products, processes and cleanroom environments will see opportunity in the future due to these increases in manufacturing of semiconductors and smartwatch chip.

Pankaj Kedia, Qualcomm’s senior wearables director, said in a prior interview, that the company will announce updated watch-focused silicon this fall alongside a flagship device, with “several partners” set to release Wear OS watches based on the new chips by the holidays. Kedia says the third-generation processors will be “designed from the ground up for a no-compromises smartwatch experience,” supposedly enabling smaller watches with better battery life.

The future looks opportunistic for Qualcomm as they plan to advance in the wearable technologies markets

Qualcomm has not yet agreed to reveal specifics, butPankaj Kedia, Qualcomm’s senior wearables director claims the new hardware platform will “significantly change the Wear OS ecosystem.” With that in mind, you should probably think twice before making any serious investments in Snapdragon Wear 2100-based devices in the upcoming months. Stay tuned for more on the Qualcomm smartwatch chip advancements in our upcoming interviews on Cleanroom Connect Semiconductor Industry News

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