Qualcomm Incorporated announced today it would invest US$40 million into four Chinese tech startups, Chukong Technologies, 7Invensun, inPlug and Unisound, as well as the China venture fund of Walden International. The move is part of a US$150 million investment plan for the Chinese tech market announced by Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf in Beijing this July.

Chukong Technologies is a leading mobile game and game engine developer, 7Invensun develops eye- and head-tracking technology, inPlug is a smart home gadget maker, and Unisound develops speech recognition and natural-language processing services.

The investment in Walden International will go to China-based semiconductor companies, or companies in related sectors, according to Qualcomm.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com