Or they don't want to risk having to rely on ARM IP now that's going to be NVidia IP, of course...
Qualcomm pays $1.4bn to acquire ex-Apple and AMD Arm server chip engineers (and the biz they set up)
Qualcomm has announced it will pay $1.4bn for Arm data-center chip design biz Nuvia, a startup only established in 2019. The acqui-hire is surprising given the fact that Qualcomm ditched its own Arm-based server-grade processor Centriq just before launch as part of a massive cost-cutting exercise that also saw 1,200 people …
Thursday 14th January 2021 15:20 GMT chasil
Krait & Kryo
"It may mean Qualcomm relies less on licensing off-the-shelf CPU cores from Arm, and instead produces its own highly optimized Arm-compatible CPU designs from scratch, much like Apple has done and succeeded with its A-series in iThings and the M1 in its laptops."
I thought that Krait & Kyro were already in-house designs.
If I remember, the Snapdragon 810 was the only stock ARM, and it had real problems (the Nexus 6p would run hot enough to burn out the CPU).