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Qualcomm collaborates with Oracle to bring Java 2 ME to its chips

Machine to machine holds the key to future profits
Thu Oct 04 2012, 13:21
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CHIP DESIGNER Qualcomm has announced it will collaborate with Oracle to bring Java Mobile Edition (ME) Embedded 3.2 support to its QSC6270 chipset for machine to machine applications.

Like most high volume chip vendors, Qualcomm wants to make its mark in the machine to machine industry where autonomous devices communicate with each other. The firm announced collaboration with Oracle to bring Java ME Embedded 3.2 support to its QSC6270 Turbo chipset.

Qualcomm said support for Java on its QSC6270 Turbo chipset will allow developers to make use of the firm's Gobi 3G modem, while the system-on-chip (SoC) design will reduce costs as external chips are not required.

Kanwalinder Singh, SVP of business development at Qualcomm said, "Qualcomm recognizes the important role that the application environment and its developer ecosystem will play in helping grow and realize the potential of the emerging M2M applications. Collaborating with Oracle to enable Java on the QSC6270-Turbo chipset provides participants in the M2M ecosystem with a broad set of powerful technologies to fulfil key M2M requirements. This is a starting point as we will continue to look for ways to deliver platforms that address the evolving needs of the growing M2M space."

Qualcomm is hoping that its work with Oracle to bring Java ME support to its chipset will entice the vast numbers of Java developers to prefer its chipset over others. However the firm didn't say when Java ME Embedded 3.2 will be ready for production on its chips. µ


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