Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon, in an interview this week, said his firm will eventually have competitive laptop processors; but this project 2022
He said wouldn’t happen until later. In addition, these processors Nuvia and will be based on technology taken from ARM
He added that will not be based on reference designs.
Qualcomm quits ARM
He explained why dropped his designs for Nuvia with the following sentences: “For a battery-powered device, we needed to have leading performance. If ARM, which we have been interested in for years, develops a better processor than we can do at the end of the project, then we will have the option to get a license from ARM. ”
Qualcomm announced Nuvia in January. 1. 4 billion dollars will buy. Nuvia processors will be integrated into chipsets of devices targeting flagship smartphones, next-generation laptops, driver assistance systems, augmented reality and infrastructure network solutions.
When this acquisition was completed in March, Qualcomm said that the first Snapdragon platforms with new internally engineered processors based on Nuvia technology and expertise are expected in the second half of 2022. The expectation is both performing, as well ultraportable was announced as revealing a laptop.
This week, Amon added to his interview and expanded on his plan. Reason for computers in December rather than the usual Snapdragon processor it was obvious that he did not come. Qualcomm, ARM’s chipset could not refine the reference designs and produce enough next-generation processors to be valid in the computer market. That’s why it turns to Nuvia technology and leaves ARM technology, at least in the computing field.
According to Amon, the new Nuvia based processors, thanks to the expertise of some former Apple engineers he acquired with Nuvia Apple
of M series will compete with chipsets.
However, Windows ARM or WOA has some other important problems in terms of performance. Despite the contrary arguments and few improvements, WOA-based computers are still Intel
(mtag101705) and AMD cannot compete with computers using chipsets. The instant success of the ARM-based Apple M1 chipset was an unfortunate development for both Microsoft and Qualcomm.
It’s nice that Qualcomm has a new strategy for the PC market, but 2022
Waiting until the end of poses a problem for some users.