Qualcomm chairman, IT Minister hold talks on digital health, digital farming, satellite connectivity

| Updated: Aug 30, 2016 03:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug.29 (ANI): Executive Chairman of Qualcomm, Dr. Paul Jacobs, on Monday met Minister for Information and Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss about creating digital content in Indian languages, digital health, digital farming and to bring satellite connectivity in the hill areas of India. Speaking to ANI, Prasad said India's digital eco-system is expanding rapidly and the country has immense experience in the field of chip designing, which could cater the company's needs. "I had a wonderful meeting with Dr. Paul. Qualcomm, who is present in India for the past 20 years, but they really intend to expand their footprint and we are quite keen to ensure that they do expand. India' digital eco-system is expanding very well we have great experience in the field of chip designing. I have asked them to explore that potential to which they have very favourably responded," he said. "I have requested him to explore the vast technical talent of Qualcomm to ensure digital content in Indian languages also to ensure for digital health, digital farming and all these ideas have struck him enormously. I also asked him to explore the possibility as how to bring in satellite connectivity in the hill area. He has told that these are very exciting areas of his concern," he added. Meanwhile, Jacobs said he was pleased with the outcome of the meeting with the Minister and added that company intends to explore on manufacturing and designing and thereby creating a whole eco-system of all the components that are needed for phones. He added that India is poised to advance in the field of manufacturing semi conductor chipsets as the country is brimmed with excellent engineers. "With the right incentives, we can eventually get into advance manufacturing of semi conductor chips and we have seen that happen in other countries and India is really set up to do this as well because you have excellent engineers here who do wonderful software design, chipset design so all that underlining components need to get now more and more companies involved in the actual handset development here. So we are excited by that. It was a great discussion," he said. (ANI)