Qualcomm Selects Borqs to its Ecosystem of Leading Companies for Expansion of Next Generation Snapdragon Wear Platform

Targeted Reference Designs Make it Easier and Faster for Device OEMs to Bring Next Generation Wearable Products to Customers

Mar 01, 2016, 08:00 ET from Borqs International Holding Corp.

SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Borqs International Holding Corp. (Borqs), a global leader in software and products for IoT smart-connected devices and cloud-service solutions, is pleased to announce that Qualcomm, through their announcement, has selected Borqs in its expansion of the ecosystem of leading companies for its next generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear platform. (Please refer to http://finance.yahoo.com/news/qualcomm-announces-expansion-snapdragon-wear-123000125.html for Qualcomm's announcement).

Borqs will offer reference designs and customized solutions based on the Snapdragon Wear 2100 System-on-Chip (SoC), which target next-generation-connected (3G/4G) and tethered (Wi-Fi®/Bluetooth®) smart watches, watches for children and the elderly, smart bands, smart eyewear, smart headsets and enterprise applications.

Borqs is excited that as a Snapdragon Wear ecosystem partner it can enable new possibilities for OEMs to accelerate the deployment of innovative wearable devices. The Snapdragon Wear platform consists of a full suite of processors, softwares, support tools and reference designs to allow mobile, fashion, and sports customers to bring a diverse range of full-featured wearables to the market quickly.

"Smart watches, kid watches and elderly watches are a huge area of interest for consumers around the world. Borqs has strategically invested in IoT for smart-connected devices and uniquely tailored solutions," said Hareesh Ramanna, senior vice president and general manager, in product development at Borqs. "We are delighted that Qualcomm has chosen us to build reference designs and products to meet the diverse needs across the range of wearable segments. With these options in place, our customers can accelerate the deployment of products to the market."

About Borqs

Borqs International Holding Corp., is a global leader in software and products for IoT providing customizable, differentiated and scalable Android-based smart connected devices and cloud service solutions. Borqs has achieved leadership and customer recognition as an innovative end-to-end IoT solutions provider leveraging its unique strategic chipset partner relationships as well as its broad software and IP portfolio.

Borqs designs, develops and provides turnkey solutions across device form factors from Smart Phones, Tablets, Smart Watches, Ruggedized Designs, Automotive IVI, Vertical application devices for restaurants, payments et al.,

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