Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) has entered into a 3G and 4G patent license agreement with Smartron India Private Limited, the company said.
Under the terms of this agreement, Qualcomm has granted Smartron a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell WCDMA, CDMA2000, and 4G LTE complete devices.
With this agreement, Smartron joins the growing list of key Indian OEMs to have direct access to Qualcomm´s technology.
Qualcomm and Smartron will also strategically collaborate on early technology access and advancements in RF, camera testing and tuning and other critical calibrations required for smart devices. This enables Smartron to be in the top of the technology curve, thereby offering cutting-edge experiences to its end users. It also enhances Smartron´s core competency and vision of developing innovative and world-class products across different markets.
QUALCOMM Incorporated is engaged in the development and commercialization of a digital communication technology called code division multiple access (CDMA). The Company is engaged in the development and commercialization of the orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) family of technologies, including long-term evolution (LTE), which is an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)-based standard that uses OFDMA and single-carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA), for cellular wireless communication applications. The Company´s segments include QCT (Qualcomm CDMA Technologies), QTL (Qualcomm Technology Licensing) and QSI (Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives). The Company also develops and commercializes a range of other technologies used in handsets and tablets that contribute to end user demand. The Company´s products principally consist of integrated circuits (chips or chipsets) and system software used in mobile devices and in wireless networks.
Smartron was founded in August 2014 with a vision to build India´s first global technology OEM and IoT brand that is designed and engineered in India for India and the world. Smartron developed and introduced tronxTM, an AI powered IoT engine offering next generation of smart devices and delivering intelligent and seamless experiences to customers across IoT verticals. Smartron´s high-end tbook, tphone and ttab products give the users easy access to the tstore, tcloud (unlimited storage) and tcare as part of tronX experience.