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The company is enabling, through the integration of Qualcomm Aqstic and Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana, leading voice recognition capabilities in the platform to create virtually seamless voice-driven experiences in the home.

Additionally, Qualcomm Technologies is expanding the range of products that support the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform, beyond networking infrastructure to include smart speakers, smoke detectors, security systems, and smart bulbs where manufacturers are leveraging the mesh networking platform to help create new and better-connected experiences.

“Demand for voice control and assistance in the home is only getting stronger, and we are pleased to bring to market the first voice-enabled mesh Wi-Fi system,” said Tenlong Deng, general manager, the wireless device business unit, ASUS. “Our new ASUS Lyra Voice, powered by the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform, provides consumers with not only a strong Wi-Fi connection in virtually every corner of their home but also an intuitive way to access their smart devices using their voice.”

“Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies are working together on a variety of strategic projects, and we’re pleased that Qualcomm Technologies is bringing the power of Cortana to the mesh networking platform,” said Jordi Ribas, corporate vice president, AI products, Microsoft. “Microsoft technology on Qualcomm Technologies’ powered devices will empower people’s creativity and productivity at work and at home.”

I won’t go through the other releases except to say that Qualcomm’s work in autonomous vehicles, connected cars and al things mobile is impressive.

Qualcomm has a great short article on the next three big trends here. here.