Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM) cancels Snapdragon 802 smart TV chip

Posted Feb 16, 2014

Around five weeks ago, Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) announced a smart TV chip called the Snapdragon 802. Qualcomm announced yesterday that the Snapdragon 802 has been cancelled. 

“Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has decided not to commercialize the recently announced Snapdragon 802 processor as the overall demand for processors uniquely designed for smart TVs has proven to be smaller than anticipated,” stated Jon Carvill, Qualcomm’s Senior Director of Public Relations. “This decision is specific to the Snapdragon 802 processor and does not affect other products we are currently shipping in this segment.”

The Snapdragon 802 would have been similar functionality as the Snapdragon 800 and 805, which is used in phones and tablets. The 802 had a 1.8GHz quad-core CPU based on the Qualcomm Krait architecture, an Adreno 330 GPU with 4K video support, and integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

The Snapdragon 802 was expected to start sampling to partners in early 2014 and shipping later this year, which indicates a lot of work has been completed already.

[Source: ArsTechnica]