At IFA today, Qualcomm not only showed off its next generation Wi-Fi 7 with 5Gbps wireless speeds, but also revealed that it has developed its own high-performance CPU, which is no longer designed by ARM but is similar to Apple's M-series processor.
Qualcomm CEO Ammon said the SoC processor the company is developing for the next generation of PCS will be "leading the way" in performance, though specific capabilities were not announced.
At last year's investor conference, Qualcomm said it would develop its own high-performance processors, comparable to Apple's M-series processors, for use in its PC lineup.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors in recent years have mostly used ARM's Cortex-X/A series cpus.But Qualcomm's $1.4 billion acquisition of startup NUVIA in late 2021The CPU chip designer, founded by three former senior Apple developers, has a strong track record in high-performance cpus.
After the acquisition, Qualcomm will combine NUVIA's cpus with its own strengths in Gpus, DSPS, ISPs, and 5G basebands to create a high-performance Snapdragon processor that will not only power the mobile Snapdragon processor, but also compete in the PC platform market.