Skyhook Announces Collaboration with Qualcomm to Provide Integrated Location Solution Based on Snapdragon Wear Platforms

Skyhook’s Wi-Fi positioning solution enables higher accuracy and
lower power solution for indoor positioning

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Skyhook Wireless, Inc. (“Skyhook”), a pioneer in the development
of mobile location technology announced that it is working closely with
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to
bring Wi-Fi positioning and location-assistance services based on
Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ platforms. The first target will be the
Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform, which is designed to meet the specific
needs of the fast growing 4G Kid watch segment.

“Our Snapdragon Wear platforms continue to be broadly adopted in the
fast-growing wearables segment,” said Pankaj Kedia, senior director,
product marketing, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. “Consumers are increasingly
demanding high accuracy and low power location solutions irrespective of
where they are – inside a building, in congested areas, or in open
fields. We are pleased that Skyhook is joining the Snapdragon Wear based
ecosystem to adapt its location solutions to the wearables segment.”

“We are excited to once again be working with Qualcomm Technologies to
deliver Skyhook’s Wi-Fi positioning solution into the wearables arena,”
said Craig Waggy, CEO Skyhook. “Over the past 15 years, Skyhook has
powered network-based location services for leading mobile platforms and
devices around the world. Our work with Qualcomm Technologies will
utilize the parties’ respective strengths to augment existing
capabilities while helping to define location services for the next
generation of wearable and IoT devices. We look forward to working with
Qualcomm Technologies to help our joint customers to deliver location
determination capabilities that will exceed end-user expectations of
speed, accuracy and availability.”

Skyhook Wi-Fi positioning technology, optimized for the Snapdragon Wear
2500 platform, can be seamlessly integrated to take advantage of
Skyhook’s proprietary low power Wi-Fi positioning techniques and to meet
customers’ unique indoor positioning requirements for wearable devices.

Skyhook believes that working with Qualcomm Technologies has the
potential to accelerate the market for location services across a wide
spectrum of wearable devices. The combination of Qualcomm Technologies’
ultra-low power Snapdragon Wear platform with integrated GPS, Wi-Fi, and
4G capabilities along with Skyhook’s large and accurate Wi-Fi and cell
network footprint will make it possible to enable simple-to-integrate
location positioning across a range of wearable devices.

About Skyhook

Skyhook is a worldwide leader in mobile location technology, operating
the world’s largest independent location network, consisting of 4.5+
billion geolocated Wi-Fi hotspots and 180+ million geolocated Cell IDs.
Everyday Skyhook processes tens of billions of location transactions,
serving devices, apps, wearables, media, brands and advertising
platforms with precise and accurate location data and intelligence.
Skyhook, through its parent company Skyhook Holding, Inc., operates a
wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:
LBRDA). To learn more about Skyhook, please visit

Qualcomm, Snapdragon and Snapdragon Wear are trademarks of Qualcomm
Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
and/or its subsidiaries.


Kristen Wiltse
KW Communications
[email protected]

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