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From: waitwatchwander4/18/2012 1:35:11 PM
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Semantic Web Jobs: Qualcomm
By Angela Guess on April 17, 2012 4:30 PM

Qualcomm is looking for an Innovative Software Engineer in San Diego, CA. The post states, “Qualcomms Corporate Research and Development division is working on strategic projects for the development of new technologies that will be commercialized in near future. We do research in a wide range of areas such as the Internet of things, Neuromorphic computing, Augmented reality, Context-aware computing, Multimedia streaming, Low-power networks, WWAN and Next-generation Wi-Fi.”

Qualifications for the position include the following: “Extensive programming in C/C++. Object-oriented software design and development. Distributed systems and networking protocols. Multi-threaded programming. Multi-core and multi-processor systems. Web technologies such as JavaScript and HTML5. System performance optimization. Data modeling and defining ontologies such as RDF/OWL. Rule/reasoning engines such as JENA, JESS and Pellet. Data mining and machine learning techniques. Linux kernel programming and Layer 2 networking. Computer vision, natural feature detection and tracking. Computational Neuroscience.
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To: Jim Mullens who wrote (111135)4/18/2012 2:15:31 PM
From: brokenst0nes
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Samsung manufacture all of Apple's APs, along with a whole bunch of other chips, ie DRAM, NAND, etc. They are also supposed to be manufacturing a whole bunch of 8960s due to issues, cough, ehm, capacity shortages at TSMC.

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From: phatbstrd4/18/2012 2:45:57 PM
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Although this is news from end of last year, I think it warrants a reminder as we listen to tongiht's conference call...


Qualcomm Announces Its 2012 Superchip: 28nm Snapdragon S4

10/12/2011 by: John Oram

Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon S4 class of processors and their first offering is the MSM8960 chip with an Adreno 225 GPU. The five processor SoC will include an integrated modem on die. The 28nm SoC's micro-architecture is based on up to four independent ARM Cortex-A15 CPU cores, plus a 32 core GPU, a 128-bit SIMD engine, three DSPs, and hardwired codecs all running initially at 1.5GHz which will scale to 2.5GHz.


Earlier this year, Qualcomm's leaked roadmap showed MSM8960, a 28nm dual-core... and yes, there are quad-cores coming as well.

Qualcomm is working with both TSMC and GlobalFoundries, although TSMC will produce the first chips. Krait is a completely custom design of the ARM Cortex-A15, not an off-the-shelf version of either TSMC nor GlobalFoundries technology offerings. Qualcomm says Krait will be the world's first smartphone CPU built on a 28nm process.


Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 system diagram - the real world version is a 28nm chip manufactured by TSMC or GlobalFoundries

Qualcomm's S4 design differs from Nvidia's Kal-El quad-core mobile processor. Kal-El is built around four ARM Cortex A-9 high-performance cores, with a fifth Cortex-A9 "companion" core specifically designed to handle less demanding tasks like push email and keeping the phone running while the user is not using the phone.

The S4 Krait CPU core is compatible with the ARM instruction-set architecture (ISA). Krait can issue up to four instructions in parallel and can fetch and decode three instructions per clock. Qualcomm has a three level exclusive cache hierarchy in Krait. The lower two levels are private per core, while the third level is shared among all cores. Qualcomm calls these caches L0, L1 and L2.

While the specific size of L0 is not disclosed, each core comes with 32KB L1 cache (16KB instruction + 16KB data). The L2 cache is shared among all cores. In dual-core designs the L2 cache is sized at 1MB, while quad-core Krait SoCs will have a 2MB L2. Krait's L2 cache is 8-way set associative. As you can see from these figures, the amount of cache clearly shows that ARM is targeting contemporary low-power x86 architectures such as Intel Atom and AMD Fusion E-Series.

Qualcomm says they chose TSMC's Poly/SiON and just LP (low power) transistors instead of LPG transistors, which are similar but tend to leak at higher temperatures. According to Qualcomm there's less risk associated with TSMC's non-HKMG process.

Qualcomm says they chose to build the MSM8960 SoC on a 28nm LP process compared to Nvidia's 40nm LPG design in Kal-El. From Qualcomm's perspective, 40nm LPG transistors are only useful at reducing leakage at high temperatures but for smartphone designs a LP design is better.


Comparing 28nm S4 to 40nm used on NVIDIA Tegra 250 and Kal-El

The S4 processor family incorporates Qualcomm’s Adreno GPU technology, starting with the 32-core Adreno 225 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). Qualcomm says the new chip represents a 50 percent increase in GPU performance over the previous generation GPU, the Adreno 220, and 6 times the processing power of Adreno 200. Qualcomm claims that MSM8960 will be able to significantly outperform Apple's A5 in GLBenchmark 2.x at qHD resolutions. [Seeing is believing, Ed.]



Comparing Adreno GPU family

The MSM8690 is using Qualcomm’s second generation (3GPP Rel.9) multi-mode modem. This amazing unit is capable of 4G LTE FDD/TDD (Long Term Evolution Frequency Division Duplexing/Time-Division Duplexing), UMTS, CDMA/EVDO (Code Division Multiple Access/Evolution-Data Optimized – 3G, 2G, 1X), TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access, for Chinese markets), and GERAN ( GSM EDGE Radio Access Network). The MSM8960 also includes built in WLAN 802.11b/g/n (single spatial stream), Bluetooth, and GPS.


The Rel.8 and Rel.9 network processors can support cellular network speeds of up to 100/50Mbps for R8 or 150/84 for R9 (coming in 2013).

The final item Qualcomm added to this SoC is their own custom DSP (Digital Signal Processor), which they call "Hexagon DSP". Hexagon DSPs have been in Snapdragon chips since 2006. However, Qualcomm has not released much information about them prior to now.

Qualcomm has built in a serious DSP with a memory management unit, symmetric multiprocessing support and a hypervisor for increased capability. This DSP is ultra-low power so it will see a lot of use for audio, sensors, video, and imaging enhancement. We can expect to see this DSP configuration showing up in future generations of Snapdragon.


Hexagon DSP

About three months ago, TSMC sent the MSM8960 silicon back to Qualcomm. Qualcomm says they are on track to release during first half of 2012. We will probably see sample smartphones and tablets with MSM8960 SoC at CES 2012 in January. The competition over at Texas Instruments (TI) has not been sleeping with their OMAP 5, dual-core, 2GHz CPU promised for first half 2012. Plus, Nvidia always has a thing or two up its sleeve for CES, especially with the 28nm refresh of Kal-El (T35). 2012 should be an exciting year for mobile users.

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From: Jon Koplik4/18/2012 3:40:40 PM
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Qualcomm Wed. April 18th earnings release and conf call .............................................................

Qualcomm Inc. Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call



Qualcomm Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Earnings Release

The second quarter fiscal 2012 earnings release will be issued on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at approximately 4:00 P.M. (New York time.)



Qualcomm Conference Call

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 4:45 P.M. to 5:45 P.M. (New York time.)

To participate in the call, dial (866) 566-8589. International callers dial (706) 634-8091.

Please dial in ten minutes prior to the start time and use reservation number 64261105.

Live webcast available at qualcomm.com




Rebroadcast of Conference Call

To hear the rebroadcast, U.S. callers may dial (855) 859-2056 and international callers may dial (404) 537-3406. The rebroadcast will be available from April 18, 2012 beginning at approximately 8:30 P.M.

Please use reservation number 64261105.

A replay of the webcast will also be made available at qualcomm.com shortly after the conclusion of the conference call.


SOURCE : Qualcomm Inc.

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To: waitwatchwander who wrote (111136)4/18/2012 3:45:57 PM
From: Rich Bloem
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Damn, that "computational Neuroscience" requirement disqualified me.

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Qualifications for the position include the following: “Extensive programming in C/C++. Object-oriented software design and development. Distributed systems and networking protocols. Multi-threaded programming. Multi-core and multi-processor systems. Web technologies such as JavaScript and HTML5. System performance optimization. Data modeling and defining ontologies such as RDF/OWL. Rule/reasoning engines such as JENA, JESS and Pellet. Data mining and machine learning techniques. Linux kernel programming and Layer 2 networking. Computer vision, natural feature detection and tracking. Computational Neuroscience.

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From: DanD4/18/2012 4:01:29 PM
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EPS $1.28!!!!!! Adjusted $1.01

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From: lml4/18/2012 4:02:02 PM
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Qualcomm Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results
Revenues $4.9 Billion 04/18 01:00 PM
GAAP EPS $1.28, Non-GAAP EPS $1.01
-- Record Quarterly Revenues and EPS --



SAN DIEGO, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM:$66.985,0$-0.245,0-0.36%) , a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 ended March 25, 2012.
"I am pleased to report another quarter of record revenues and earnings per share, driven by strong demand for 3G- and 4G-enabled devices across both developed and emerging regions," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm. "We are excited to see the continued growth of 3G and 4G smartphones, as well as new mobile computing devices. We are increasing our operating expenses to facilitate additional 28 nanometer supply and to continue to position our industry-leading chipset solutions for the opportunities ahead."
Second Quarter Results (GAAP)
Revenues: (1) $4.94 billion, up 28 percent year-over-year (y-o-y) and 6 percent sequentially.
Operating income: (1) $1.51 billion, up 6 percent y-o-y and down 2 percent sequentially.
Net income: (2) $2.23 billion, up 123 percent y-o-y and 59 percent sequentially.
Diluted earnings per share: (2) $1.28, up 117 percent y-o-y and 58 percent sequentially.
Effective tax rate: (1) 17 percent for the quarter.
Operating cash flow: $1.89 billion, up 7 percent y-o-y; 38 percent of revenues.
Return of capital to stockholders: $366 million, or $0.215 per share, of cash dividends paid.
(1) The results of FLO TV are presented as discontinued operations, and prior period amounts have been adjusted accordingly. Revenues, operating expenses, operating income, earnings before tax (EBT) and effective tax rates throughout this news release are from continuing operations (i.e., before discontinued operations and the adjustment for noncontrolling interests), unless otherwise stated.
(2) Net income and diluted earnings per share throughout this news release are attributable to Qualcomm (QCOM:$66.985,0$-0.245,0-0.36%) (i.e., after discontinued operations and adjustment for noncontrolling interests), unless otherwise stated.
Non-GAAP Second Quarter Results
Non-GAAP results exclude the Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI) segment, certain share-based compensation, certain acquisition-related items and certain tax items.
Revenues: $4.94 billion, up 28 percent y-o-y and 6 percent sequentially.
Operating income: $1.90 billion, up 15 percent y-o-y and 2 percent sequentially.
Net income: $1.76 billion, up 21 percent y-o-y and 5 percent sequentially.
Diluted earnings per share: $1.01, up 17 percent y-o-y and 4 percent sequentially. Excludes $0.41 earnings per share attributable to the QSI segment, $0.11 loss per share attributable to certain share-based compensation and $0.03 loss per share attributable to certain acquisition-related items.
Effective tax rate: 17 percent for the quarter.
Free cash flow (defined as net cash from operating activities less capital expenditures): $1.81 billion, down 2 percent y-o-y; 37 percent of revenues.
Detailed reconciliations between results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Non-GAAP results are included at the end of this news release.
Note: The following should be considered with regard to the above results and comparisons - the second quarter of fiscal 2012 GAAP results included $761 million, net of income taxes, for discontinued operations (as a result of a $1.2 billion gain associated with the sale of substantially all of our 700 MHz spectrum), as compared to a $269 million loss, net of income taxes, for discontinued operations in the second quarter of fiscal 2011. Additionally, the second quarter of fiscal 2012 GAAP and Non-GAAP results included the results of Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., which was acquired in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. The second quarter of fiscal 2011 GAAP and Non-GAAP results included $401 million in revenues relating to prior quarters as a result of agreements entered into with two licensees to settle disputes.
Second Quarter Key Business Metrics
MSM™ chip shipments: 152 million units, up 29 percent y-o-y and down 3 percent sequentially.
December quarter total reported device sales: approximately $51.7 billion, up 29 percent y-o-y and 25 percent sequentially.
December quarter estimated 3G/4G device shipments: approximately 239 to 243 million units, at an estimated average selling price of approximately $211 to $217 per unit.
Cash and Marketable Securities
Our cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $26.6 billion at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2012, compared to $22.1 billion a year ago and $22.0 billion at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2012. During the second quarter of fiscal 2012, we received $1.9 billion in proceeds from the sale of substantially all of our 700 MHz spectrum. On April 3, 2012, we announced a cash dividend of $0.25 per share payable on June 20, 2012 to stockholders of record as of June 1, 2012.

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To: DanD who wrote (111141)4/18/2012 4:02:06 PM
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QCOM Qualcomm Sees 3Q Rev $4.45B-$4.85B...
4:01 PM ET | Dow Jones
QCOM Qualcomm 2Q Rev $4.94B >QCOM
4:00 PM ET | Dow Jones
QCOM Qualcomm 2Q Net $2.23B >QCOM
4:00 PM ET | Dow Jones
QCOM Qualcomm 2Q EPS $1.28 >QCOM
4:00 PM ET | Dow Jones
QCOM Qualcomm 2Q Adj EPS $1.01 >QCOM
4:00 PM ET | Dow Jones
QCOM Qualcomm 2Q MSM Units Shipped 152M...

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To: Jim Mullens who wrote (111130)4/18/2012 4:05:42 PM
From: Maurice Winn
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Yes < Would it make sense to have a major competitor have access to / manufacture its leading edge designs? > If Intel can do a better job cheaper than other suppliers, it would be silly not to buy their services. If Intel has to look at Qualcomm designs to figure out how to make their own chips, then they are not much of a competitor. There are also patents and other intellectual property protections. Qualcomm has been keen to sell proprietary technology to all comers, so they are probably happy to do that with chip design too.

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From: mindy19684/18/2012 4:06:56 PM
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QCOM FYQ2 Rev, EPS Beat

blogs.barrons.com

By Tiernan Ray

Wireless chip maker Qualcomm (QCOM) this afternoon reported fiscal Q2 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ estimates.

Revenue in the three months ended in March rose to $4.94 billion , yielding EPS of $1.01, excluding some costs.

Analysts on average had been expecting $4.83 billion and 95 cents a share.\

The company shipped 152 million of its “mobile station modem” chipsets, it said, a 29% year-over-year increase. Average selling prices for 3G and 4G shipments were $211 and $217 in the December quarter, it said.

The company ended the quarter with $26.6 billion in cash and equivalents after selling its 700-megahertz spectrum for $1.9 billion, it said

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