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Qualcomm IoT chief Rob Chandhok confirms he’s quit

Qualcomm President of Interactive Services Rob Chandhok has left the mobile technology giant to start the next act in his career, the long-time Qualcomm veteran told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. He did not reveal the specific project he’s working on. Re/Code originally reported the rumor of Chandhok’s departure on Monday. Chandhok is best known for tackling the technologies outside of Qualcomm’s core mobile silicon and radio business. He led BREW, Qualcomm’s pre-smartphone mobile operating system and app development platform; he oversaw the company’s augmented reality and computer vision projects; and most recently he led its internet of things efforts, launching the AllJoyn initiative and developing Qualcomm’s experimental Toq smartwatch.