This morning, Qualcomm China announced that it will cooperate with BOE to develop innovative display products integrating Qualcomm 3D Sonic fingerprint sensors. This strategic cooperation will cover smartphones and 5G-related technologies. The companies also expect the cooperation to expand into the fields of XR and IoT. Qualcomm said via its official website.
BOE will offer displays with Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Sensors
Both companies will work together to integrate certain features with BOE’s flexible OLED panels. The ultimate target is to produce a thin and highly secured fingerprint solution. For both companies, the collaboration is a win. The supply chain, bill of materials (BoM) and R&D expenses will all be minimal. If the collaboration meets its purpose, BOE will offer displays with Qualcomm 3D Sonic fingerprint sensors to its customers. As of now, we expect products with this technology in the second half of this year.
“As a global leader in the semiconductor display industry, BOE has always adhered to the IoT strategy of ‘Ecosystem: Open and Connected,’ providing global users with excellent intelligent interface devices and solutions. BOE will start shipping flexible OLED panels with integrated Qualcomm 3D Sonic sensors during the second half of 2020,” said Wenbao Gao, executive vice president, and chief executive officer of display and sensor, BOE.
“Qualcomm Technologies continuously strives to improve our collaboration in China. Collaborating with BOE will be another example of the dedication and our long-term commitment to driving innovations in this vibrant ecosystem,” said Roawen Chen, senior vice president, and chief operations officer, QCT, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Through this collaboration, we expect that OEMs will have more opportunities to design cutting-edge products that feature OLED displays. These displays will use Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic fingerprint sensor technology. We look forward to further strengthening our innovative collaborations with BOE in key areas like 5G, XR and IoT.”
This is quite interesting because while Qualcomm is an American company, BOE is Chinese. Both companies certainly put their nations’ differences aside to do some good business.