SK Telecom and Qualcomm discuss IT partnership at CES

SK Telecom and Qualcomm discuss IT partnership at CES


SK Telecom and Qualcomm have discussed the possibility of working together at CES 2022.

At the meeting, which was attended by Ryu Young-sang, CEO of SK Telekom and CEO of SK Hynix Lee Seok-Hee, the executives discussed cooperation in areas such as semiconductors and 5G.

SK Hynix is the world’s second-largest memory chipmaker while Qualcomm holds the spot as the world’s leading chipset maker and the two companies held talks regarding collaboration on the development of data centre applications and high-speed memory for PCs.

SKT and Qualcomm also discussed cooperation in 5G business areas including metaverse and smart factory.

“With competition intensifying in the global ICT market, cooperation is no longer a matter of choice but an absolute necessity," said Park Jung-ho, Vice Chairman and CEO of SK Square and SK Hynix.

“All ICT affiliate companies of SK will lead innovations by pursuing cooperation that goes beyond all national borders and industries.”

SK Telecom is at CES to showcase green ICT applications in the “era of Net Zero”.

This includes a self-developed AI chipped named SAPEON which is optimally designed to process artificial intelligence tasks faster using less power by efficiently processing large amounts of data in parallel.

The firm also announced Single RAN – a technology that reduces the amount of power usage by approximately 53% through the integrated operation of 3G and LTE network equipment.

It says by successfully applying Single RAN to all applicable base stations and repeaters installed in 78 cities in Korea, it earned around 10,000 tons of carbon credits.

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