back to article Qualcomm closes acquisition of chip designer Nuvia: First custom cores to launch next year

Qualcomm said today that its new internally designed CPUs are expected to sample in the second half of 2022 as it completed the purchase of chip designer Nuvia. Bought for $1.4bn, the Arm data-centre chip design business launched in 2019 and swiftly raised a $53m Series A round from a bevy of investors that included Dell …

  1. RichardBarrell

    Fingers crossed

    I hope Apple M1 gets proper staunch competition.

    1. b0llchit Silver badge
      Boffin

      Re: Fingers crossed

      Maybe, but we really need significant competition with silicon that provides all details about the hardware. Many of the available cores and SoCs are increasingly becoming closed black boxes with only a known CPU-API-model published.

      Maybe Risc-V can add some transparency, but that is still only the core. The rest of the hardware needs to be accessible too for the programmers. We need to stop the walled garden politics. Then we get real competition on quality.

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