Qualcomm opens first R&D facility in Vietnam


Qualcomm has set up a new R&D facility in Hanoi city, Vietnam. This is the chip maker’s first R&D lab in South East Asia. The facility will be used in developing new cellular technologies and provide testing services to domestic manufacturing partners such as VinSmart, BKAV and Viettel. 

A report from 24h states that Qualcomm’s facility consists of three sub-laboratories. First, a radio frequency (RF) laboratory for testing radio chips and design evaluation and calibration. The second one is for testing power consumption and performance metrics (PPT). And lastly, a laboratory to adjust and test image sensors and gauge the quality of sensor results. Since Qualcomm doesn’t make image sensors, this likely refers to the Image Signal Processor (ISP) unit or to Qualcomm’s virtual fingerprint recognition found inside the Snapdragon system on chip (SoC).

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