May 7, 2005

Qualcomm Throws Support to Linux

At long last, Qualcomm is supporting Linux on its chip solutions. This marks the first time the company has ever supported a third-party OS.

Integrated single-chip Linux support on Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem (MSM) 6550, according to the company, improves the efficiency of running Linux on a cell phone, becuase it eliminates the need for a separate co-processor. The single-chip design is also said to reduce complexity and design costs that are associated with multi-chip implementations.

Link: Internet News

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