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29 October 2009, 12:30

QuIC joins Symbian Foundation

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The very recently created Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC), Qualcomm's open source subsidiary, has joined the Symbian Foundation and been appointed to the board of the Foundation. QuIC says it plans to take an active role in the organisation tasked with creating an open source version of the Symbian operating system for mobile devices. QuIC will join existing board members such as AT&T, Vodafone, NTT Docomo, ST Microelectronics, Texas Instruments, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Nokia.

According to QuIC president Rob Chandhok, QuIC plans to work with the foundation on areas such as multi-core CPU support, Web browser and application enhancements and CDMA and LTE support. The Foundation's executive Director, Lee Williams, says that QuIC will bring "significant wireless technology expertise" to Symbian's development.

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