Segments • QCT

Technologies that empower users to do more

QCT (Qualcomm CDMA Technologies) develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on 3G/4G/5G and other technologies for use in mobile devices, wireless networks, devices used in the internet of things (IoT), broadband gateway equipment, consumer electronic devices and automotive systems for telematics and infotainment.

QCT at a glance

Historical Revenues

IN $MILLIONS

EBT %

For FY 2020

17%

QCT Revenue Streams, in millions

For FY 2020

QTC revenue streams

Beginning in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, we are providing disaggregated revenues for our QCT segment by revenue stream, which is based on industry or application.

Handsets

Handsets

Includes revenues from products sold for use in mobile handsets (excluding RF front-end components).

RF Front-End

RF Front-End

Includes revenues from sales of 4G, 5G sub 6 and 5G millimeter wave products (substantially all of which are currently sold for use in handsets).

Automotive

Automotive

Includes revenues from products sold for use in automobiles including telematics/connectivity and digital cockpit.

IoT (internet of things)

IoT (internet of things)

Includes revenues primarily from products sold for use in non-cellular and cellular connected devices for use in several industries or applications, including consumer, computing, industrial, fixed wireless broadband, voice and music and wireless networking.

Featured Platform

Snapdragon mobile platforms

Our Snapdragon mobile platform and processors are a highly integrated, mobile-optimized system on a chip that provides advanced application, graphics and AI processing capabilities.

The Snapdragon heterogeneous compute architecture is designed to ensure that the CPU, DSP and GPU work efficiently together by being utilized only when needed. This enhances processing capacity, speed and efficiency, as well as the battery life of devices using our platforms and processors.

Platform highlights

Advanced CPU cores

Advanced CPU cores

Our CPU cores, which are designed to deliver high levels of compute performance at low power, allow manufacturers to design powerful, slim and power-efficient devices.

Built for efficiency

Built for efficiency

Our platform and processor are designed to utilize the CPU, DSP and GPU only when needed, ensuring an efficient system.

Pioneering 5G

Pioneering 5G

Our latest 2nd generation Snapdragon X55 5G Modem is designed to deliver breakthrough wireless performance and accelerate global 5G rollout.

Real-world applications

Powering the digital economy

QCT’s integrated circuit products are sold, and its system software is licensed, to manufacturers that use our products in:

Diagram

5G

All products and software are connected to a unifying connectivity fabric that will be expected around the world.

How We Pioneer 5G
Production & manufacturing

A supply chain for creating purpose-focused platforms

Fabless model

Other than for our RFFE modules and RF filter acoustic products, QCT utilizes a fabless production model, which means that we do not own or operate foundries for the production of silicon wafers from which our integrated circuits are made. We employ both turnkey and two-stage manufacturing models to purchase our integrated circuits.

Segments

Moving the wireless industry forward

Our business model is simple: invent, share, collaborate. Learn about how our other segments play their part in pushing the next generation of technology to change lives.