Qualcomm working on laptop chips to challenge Apple's M-series silicon

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Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon speaking at the company’s investor event in 2021.

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Qualcomm is poised to kick-start the laptop processor business with its next-generation chips. At least, that’s the vision outlined Tuesday by Qualcomm’s president and CEO Cristiano Amon. At the company’s “Investor Day 2021” event,


When asked about Qualcomm’s ambitions for the laptop market, Amon was the first to reveal a lot about Apple’s latest M-Series Laptop Chips, he praised ARM-based processor For both their speed and efficient SoC (system on chip) design.

He also said that Qualcomm “is actively working to create benchmarks of performance for this new architecture,” specifically for Windows PCs with ARM processing. Samples of Qualcomm’s next-gen chips are expected to surface to device makers next year, while products featuring them could launch in 2023.

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Qualcomm has previously made ARM-based chips for Windows PCs. For example, it has partnered with Microsoft to produce SQ1 and SQ2 SoC processors. Surface Pro X (2020). That said, the model is not known for excessive computing power.

It is likely that this new move for Qualcomm is directly related to buy nuvia, This company is important because it uses Arm-based chips to build the servers. Nuvia was also run by former Apple chip executives.

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