Sachin Tendulkar backed technology firm Smartron, perhaps India’s sole original technology manufacturer, Monday signed a patent agreement license with Qualcomm to use the later’s 3G/4G technology to develop its own devices.
Under the terms of this agreement, Qualcomm has granted Smartron a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell WCDMA, CDMA2000, and 4G LTE devices. With this agreement, the Hyderabad based manufacturer joins the growing list of key Indian OEMs to have direct access to Qualcomm’s technology.
As per the agreement, Qualcomm and Smartron will also strategically collaborate on early technology access and advancements in RF, camera testing and tuning and other critical calibrations required for smart devices. This enables Smartron to be in the top of the technology curve, thereby offering cutting-edge experiences to its end users. It also enhances the product company’s core competency and vision of developing innovative and world-class products across different markets.
“We are pleased to enable Smartron to create compelling products with our industry leading mobile technologies,” said, John Han, senior vice president, Qualcomm Incorporated and general manager, Qualcomm Technology Licensing.
“Qualcomm is passionate about innovation and is committed to help enable Prime Minister Modi’s Make in India vision and lay the foundation for a Digital India. We are thrilled to enable Smartron in its mission to create technologies that advance the mobile industry.” said, Jim Cathey, senior vice president & president, Asia Pacific & India, Qualcomm International, Inc.
“We are excited to collaborate with a global technology leader like Qualcomm to bring new and powerful products that delight our customers. As India’s first premier technology OEM and IoT brand, we are committed to developing next generation of smart devices based on our tronX platform to deliver intelligent experiences to our customers” said Mahesh Lingareddy, Founder and Chairman, Smartron.
Smartron is a Hyderabad based technology company having interest in smart phones, innovative personal technology products and IoT. The firm founded by Mahesh Lingareddy has also backing from cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.