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Qualcomm Incorporated, a world leader in 3G, 4G, and next-generation wireless technologies, includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research, and development functions, its businesses providing products and services, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm’s ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment, and each other.
Qualcomm Technologies needed to streamline its chipset and prototype product testing help partners bring new products to market faster.
It deployed two SPARC T3-1 Servers and Oracle Solaris to quickly deliver approximately 300 gigabytes of relevant data to engineers weekly to accelerate testing and, ultimately, provide results from key performance indicators and regression tests for the software and chipsets under development. As a result, the product development life-cycle has been accelerated.
“After we evaluated many other products and operating systems, we found the stability and healing properties inherent within the SPARC T3-1 Servers and Oracle Solaris were far ahead of the competitors in the market. In addition, we have a proven track record using Solaris in the United States, which provided an additional layer of confidence,” said Stuart Kirkpatrick, senior IT manager, Qualcomm Europe.