US chip manufacturer Qualcomm and home-grown technology firm Smartron on Monday signed a 3G and 4G patent license agreement under which Smartron now has a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell WCDMA, CDMA2000, and 4G/LTE complete devices.
"Qualcomm is passionate about innovation and is committed to help enable Prime Minister Modi's Make in India vision and lay the foundation for a Digital India. We are thrilled to enable Smartron in its mission to create technologies that advance the mobile industry." said, Jim Cathey, senior vice president & president, Asia Pacific & India, Qualcomm.
The companies will also collaborate on early technology access and advancements in camera testing and tuning and other critical calibrations required for smart devices.
"We are excited to collaborate with a global technology leader like Qualcomm to bring new and powerful products that delight our customers. As India's first premier technology OEM and IoT brand, we are committed to developing next generation of smart devices based on our tronX platform to deliver intelligent experiences to our customers" said Mahesh Lingareddy, Founder and Chairman, Smartron India Pvt Ltd.
"We are pleased to enable Smartron to create compelling products with our industry leading mobile technologies," said, John Han, senior vice president, Qualcomm Incorporated and general manager, Qualcomm Technology Licensing. "It is exciting to see inventions created by our dedicated R&D investment transform people's lives through mobile devices created by OEMs like Smartron."