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Qualcomm and Aramco Target Digital Transformation

Qualcomm Media Release | May 14, 2024


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
 and Aramco, a global integrated energy and chemicals company, aim to contribute to connectivity, AI, and advanced computing technologies for industrial use cases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This includes accelerating development of the industrial 4G/5G and non-terrestrial networks (NTN) ecosystem, including 450MHz cellular technology, and the design of hardware, software, and services to accelerate the deployment of end-to-end IoT solutions for industrial and enterprise use cases.  

“Through our collaboration with Aramco, we aim to develop advanced end-to-end IoT solutions that address the unique needs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and pave the way to showcase what state-of-the-art and sustainable digital transformation in the industrial space can look like,” said Nakul Duggal, group general manager, automotive, industrial and embedded IoT, and cloud computing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “With our broad technology portfolio, we are in a unique position and look forward to being a key partner to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as they accelerate their industrial digital transformation.”

“We are keen to advance our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies to drive digital transformation on a global scale. Together, we aim to set benchmarks in industrial IoT applications and AI, enhancing operational efficiencies and fostering sustainable growth across various industries worldwide. Through initiatives like the Saudi Accelerated Innovation Lab (SAIL), we are committed to developing innovative, cutting-edge solutions that establish new standards for industrial innovation worldwide, thereby driving technological advancement,” said Nabil A. Al-Nuaim, senior vice president, digital and information technology at Aramco. 

“By utilizing the power of cellular technology, high performance computing, and AI, we aim to elevate industrial IoT solutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This includes the use of the 450MHz spectrum to provide ubiquitous and resilient coverage that will be necessary to connect the millions of intelligent edge devices poised to come online,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, technology planning and edge solutions, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. 

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm relentlessly innovates to deliver intelligent computing everywhere, helping the world tackle some of its most important challenges. Our proven solutions drive transformation across major industries, and our Snapdragon® branded platforms power extraordinary consumer experiences. Building on our nearly 40-year leadership in setting industry standards and creating era-defining technology breakthroughs, we deliver leading edge AI, high-performance, low-power computing, and unrivaled connectivity. Together with our ecosystem partners, we enable next-generation digital transformation to enrich lives, improve businesses, and advance societies. At Qualcomm, we are engineering human progress. 

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering and research and development functions and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business. Snapdragon and Qualcomm branded products are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Qualcomm patented technologies are licensed by Qualcomm Incorporated. 

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