Qualcomm seals NUVIA deal

Qualcomm Technologies has completed hte US$1.4 billion acquisition of CPU and technology design company NUVIA.

It expects to integrate next generation CPUs across a wide portfolio of products, including powering flagship smartphones, laptops, and digital cockpits, as well as advanced driver assistance systems, extended reality, and infrastructure networking solutions.

The first Qualcomm Snapdragon platforms to feature Qualcomm Technologies’ new internally designed CPUs are expected to sample in the second half of 2022 and will be designed for high performance ultraportable laptops.

“The world-class NUVIA team enhances our CPU roadmap, extending Qualcomm’s leading technology position with the Windows, Android and Chrome ecosystems. The broad support of this acquisition from across industries validates the opportunity we have to provide differentiated products with leading CPU performance and power efficiency, as on-demand computing increases in the 5G era,” said Cristiano Amon, President and CEO-Elect of Qualcomm.

“Together, we will create a new class of high-performance computing platforms that set the bar for the industry,” said Gerard Williams, former CEO of NUVIA, who now is SVP of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies.

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