Collaboration is the defining feature for making the future mobile PCs. Mr Alex Katouzian, SVP & GM of Mobile, Compute, and Infrastructure for Qualcomm Technologies, shares his unique perspectives on how 5G and the Always on, Always Connected PC are shaping the future of computing to meet the needs of a more mobile society. The key ecosystem partners elaborate on insights on their latest products powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon compute platforms.
5G momentum continues to accelerate, transforming industries and product categories in just the last two years. In his virtual keynote at Computex Taipei 2021, Qualcomm Technologies Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile, Compute, and Infrastructure Alex Katouzian touched on this and the continued growth in 5G infrastructure and adoption that’s driving incredible growth of our 5G PC portfolio and advancements in mobile computing.
Qualcomm’s powerful, efficient Snapdragon compute platforms inside Windows 10 and Chrome OS laptops are giving users the always-connected experiences they need to connect, compute, and communicate virtually anywhere. Other robust capabilities like advanced AI and boundless XR continue to push the future of mobile PCs, with next-generation projects led by the recent acquisition of NUVIA continuing Qualcomm Technologies’ leadership in CPU design.
Mr Alex Katouzian said, “Collaboration is the defining feature for making the future mobile PCs. Now, our advanced entry- and premium-tier compute platforms are powering a new generation of Samsung mobile PCs. The new Samsung Galaxy Book Go implements the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, offering strong performance and battery life in a thin, fan-less, and affordable mobile device. And the Galaxy Book Go 5G, with the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G platform, couples an amazing mix of performance and power efficiency with lightning-fast 5G and Wi-Fi 6 capabilities.
With the onset of the pandemic and shift to remote working and learning, the way we use our laptops rapidly expanded from accessing corporate and school systems to video conferencing calls and virtual collaborations. Katouzian also spoke about the importance of collaborations and how our work with companies like Samsung, Acer, Lenovo, and HP will further boost innovation and transform the mobile computing ecosystem (something he also touched on in episode one of his new “Future of” video series, which focused on mobile PCs).
Today’s remote work environment highlighted the need for effective security for enterprises whose employees are working from home or will soon be working on the go again. IT decision makers and administrators value the benefits of Always On, Always Connected devices powered by Snapdragon compute platforms because secure and reliable 5G and 4G LTE connectivity allows threat reports to be relayed in real time along with updates to solve them — even while the user is away from her computer. Additionally, built-in cellular connectivity reduces the need to utilize unsecured or public Wi-Fi networks. IT security companies Sophos and Watchguard now provide 5G and LTE security for Snapdragon powered devices, meeting the growing need for remote workers to stay connected and safe when working from anywhere.