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Qualcomm Demonstrates Snapdragon S4 Processor at CES 2012

On Tuesday, Qualcomm demonstrated a tablet powered by its latest Snapdragon S4 processor. The tablet ran on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system using AT&T's latest 4G Long Term Evolution network.

At the company's keynote address during the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 in Las Vegas, Qualcomm Chairman and CEO, Paul Jacobs, conducted the demonstration that highlighted the latest capabilities of the Microsoft OS platform.

According to Jacobs, the new Windows 8 and Snapdragon S4 processor are great for each other because the company builds the processor from "ground up." He also called the Windows 8 ARM support a "game changer."

Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is something totally new for this software giant. For example, it works with cellphone-style chips based on those designs which are licenced by ARM Holdings PLC. The x86 chips are sold by Intel and AMD for computers, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Jacobs also commented the company is collaborating with PC makers to deliver "the latest and thinnest PCs that are always on and deliver all day." Also stating that the demand of the consumer is totally unprecedented, the wireless industry generated $1.3 trillion globally in 2011.