Qualcomm (QCOM) says its APQ8064 app processor will be used by LG in an upcoming smartphone. The...

|About: Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM)|By:, SA News Editor

Qualcomm (QCOM) says its APQ8064 app processor will be used by LG in an upcoming smartphone. The APQ8064 has blown away rivals such as Nvidia's (NVDA) Tegra 3 in benchmarks. Together with the performance of the MSM8960 baseband/app processor, it could be proof Qualcomm's R&D spending is producing a performance edge. What remains to be seen, though, is the extent to which consumers end up noticing the benefits of the extra horsepower.