Qualcomm, Baidu commercialize IZat integrated hardware

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI) has been collaborating with Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) in the implementation of the Qualcomm IZat integrated hardware location platform, which will be available in the latest generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets across all tiers, the company said.

The IZat location platform uses a combination of signals from various location sources, including GNSS and sensors. The platform also integrates conventional GNSS positioning and sensor-based positioning with terrestrial positioning techniques using cellular network and Wi-Fi positioning available from Baidu.

QTI and Baidu are currently working with multiple handset OEMs in China to commercialize this advanced location capability on upcoming smartphones using Snapdragon chipsets starting in the third quarter of 2016.

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technology company that includes Qualcomm´s licensing business, QTL, and the majority of its patent portfolio.

Baidu, Inc. is a Chinese language Internet search provider, and Chinese language website with over 500 million users and more than 300 million monthly active users.