Its no secret that the U.S. doesn’t trust Huawei’s networking equipment. It has been alleged quite a few times that Huawei’s equipment might allow the Chinese government to spy and snoop around, these allegations lead to speculation late last year that Huawei could step out of the U.S. market for good. Apparently Washington had the same concerns when South Korea allowed Huawei to develop its advanced wireless network, so Seoul has reportedly agreed to route all sensitive communications with the U.S. through networks that don’t use Huawei equipment. This according to unnamed U.S. officials who spoke with The Wall Street Journal.
Qualcomm is a leader in the application processor market, its chips can be found in a wide variety of mobile devices developed by countless manufacturers, both big and small. Last month at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, the chip-maker announced Snapdragon 802, a SoC geared towards smart TVs. Roughly a month after it had been announced, the company confirmed in a press release yesterday that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 SoC is being cancelled due to insufficient demand.