Don't forget, Qualcomm has Rambus under NDA:
<<“We’re not disclosing exactly how we do it, but it’s based on a unique key for each chipset,” said Peter Carson, a director of product management for LTE at Qualcomm. “Only Qualcomm has the key, and many services flow from this security.”
Qualcomm imagines offering services such as upgrading an OS or turning on a feature in its chip. Click to enlarge. Source: Qualcomm.
The company is building software into its chips to link to cloud services of large vendors. “Eventually, all IoT integrators and clouds could be supported,” said Carson.
Charges may vary widely as Qualcomm and users explore new use cases. “This unlocks business models with mutual benefits. Costs can be based on transactions or,or some basic functions....>>