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If Steve Ballmer’s cameo during Qualcomm’s CES keynote didn’t make it clear enough, the chip company has a very intimate relationship with Microsoft.
It wasn’t too long into Qualcomm’s CES keynote before Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer jumped on the stage, injecting a dose of much-needed energy.
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Apple’s troubled Newton was close to being the first smartphone.
Last year, Steve Ballmer delivered Microsoft’s last CES keynote. Now the Consumer Electronics Association has announced his successor: Qualcomm’s chairman and chief executive Dr. Paul Jacobs. And it has confirmed that Microsoft will have a dramatically reduced role at the show.
The mobile industry is at an exciting stage: There are enough smartphone customers that there’s a huge field of opportunity for device makers, carriers, and app makers, but the market is still fragmented enough that no one company dominates. In this kind of frothy market, the risks are high, but the potential payoffs are huge, too.
People check their cell phones about 150 times a day, or about once every 6.5 minutes. Paul Jacobs, chief executive of wireless chip maker Qualcomm, says he’s OK with that. After all, Qualcomm has 22,000 employees working on chips that make that possible.
Qualcomm and the X Prize Foundation announced today that they will award $10 million to anyone who invents a “tricorder,” or a magical medical and information scanning device like the one used in the Star Trek science fiction series.