Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Qualcomm will compete with Apple Silicon with its ARM chips


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Reviewers have widely praised Apple’s move to its custom silicon and move away from Intel. The new M-series chips deliver improved processing power with extended battery life due to lower power consumption. Last November, Qualcomm announced its plans to match Apple with its next-generation Arm-based SoC for the PC market. Earlier this week, it was revealed that Qualcomm will announce its first M1 rival for the PC by the end of 2023.

During last year’s Qualcomm annual revenue report, CEO Cristiano Amon said the Nuvia team is making progress with Arm-based processors. He further stated that the Nuvia team will focus on chip performance and that Nuvia-powered laptops will be available to users in late 2023.

Apple M2
Apple M2

Earlier it could be heard that Qualcomm will make samples of Nuvia chips available to OEMs in August this year. Now the plan has been moved to the second half of 2022. After the first phase of testing, the first Nuvia device for the customer will be available later in 2023.

Nuvia was acquired by Qualcomm in January 2021, which was a startup company founded by former Apple chip architects. Apple is preparing to launch its latest M2 chip with the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models discussed later this year.


Before Qualcomm announces its rival for the M1 series of chips, Apple could already announce the next variants of the M2 chip. Moreover, the company may have released its M3 chips by the end of 2023. Certainly, we believe it will be interesting to see a performance comparison between Qualcomm and Apple in the future.







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