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Qualcomm's Investment Focuses on Machine Learning Solutions for Car Electronics, Healthcare, Medical Technology, and Robot Applications: MIC
March 23, 2018

The distribution of Qualcomm’s 145 AI-related patents in the 35 fields was analyzed by Taipei-based and government-backed IT research institute MIC (Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute)to find out the company's core AI technologies. "Qualcomm Ventures invested in 140 startups between 2013 and 2017. All of these 40 investment projects were related to machine learning with a focus on driverless cars, robots, AR, mobile devices, and neuromorphic computing hardware, "says David Chen, senior industry analyst with MIC.

Qualcomm Ventures' Investment between 2013 and 2017

Item

Year of Investment

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017. Jan ~ Nov

Investment

AI/Machine learning

1

 

2

 

2

IoT

 

1

4

1

2

Big data

 

5

2

2

3

Cloud computing

4

3

4

1

2

SaaS

4

3

5

1

 

Enterprise software

5

3

5

3

3

Data visualization

 

1

1

   

Wireless communications

 

3

     

Image recognition

   

2

   

Computer vision

1

1

2

 

1

E-commerce

2

 

8

3

1

Business intelligence

   

1

   

Marketing/Ads

5

 

3

   

Payment

   

2

   

Cyber security

2

   

2

 

Social media

3

     

1

Virtual Reality

1

1

1

1

1

Augment Reality

 

1

1

1

1

3D imaging capture

1

2

2

   

Game

4

1

2

3

 

Mobile device

15

10

15

6

3

Wearable device

1

1

2

1

 

Robot

1

1

6

1

5

Drone

1

1

4

 

1

Driverless car

 

1

2

 

2

Navigation

   

1

 

1

GPS (Global Positioning Service)

 

1

1

   

Home automation

   

1

 

2

Healthcare

5

6

6

 

2

Medical technology

5

4

3

   

Logistics

 

1

2

 

1

Supply chain management

     

1

1

Industrial automation

     

1

 

Biotechnology

 

3

   

1

Agricultural technology

     

2

2

Fintech

1

 

2

2

 

Governmental technology

 

1

 

1

 

Semiconductor

 

2

   

2

Aerospace

   

1

 

1

Energy

 

1

   

1

Note: The figures in the table represent the number of patents

Source: MIC, March 2018

             

To see more about this report, please visit: Analysis of Qualcomm's AI Technologies, Patents, and Strategies

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