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Qualcomm Is Ready To Rival Apple’s M1 Chips With Its Own Laptop Chips

Mobile chip designer Qualcomm is ready to rival Apple’s M1 chips, with plans to create its Laptop chips.


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Qualcomm Snip


The new CEO of Qualcomm, Cristiano Amon predicts Qualcomm can produce the best laptop chip in the future. Qualcomm’s recent $1.4 billion purchase of Processor startup Nuvia, is a path the chip company has followed in order to produce its own laptop chips.


The company also looks to leverage on the executives that have worked previously at Apple.


Despite creating mobile android based chips, Qualcomm used to license these chips from ARM.  It now designs its own mobile chips.


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Gerard Williams Nuvia Founder & Now Vice President


Nuvia Founder Gerard Williams was the lead designer for Apple’s iOS chips before he left the company.


He currently now works as the senior vice president of engineering for Qualcomm and will be responsible for making sure Qualcomm makes industry-breaking chips that compete with Apple’s M1 chips.

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Qualcomm also has plans to infuse 5G connectivity into these in-house-made chips. Reports from Reuters say that Qualcomm will start selling Nuvia-based designs next year, with specific dates not specified.


Qualcomm Chip
Qualcomm Chip


Qualcomm is solely focused on the laptop chip-making market, interestingly it currently supplies Apple iPhones 12 series with 5G connectivity.


Cristiano Amon Qualcomm CEO
Cristiano Amon Qualcomm CEO


Company CEO, Cristiano Amon also mentioned they are open to collaboration in a bid to produce the best laptop chips in the market, dethroning Apple in the process.


He said, “If ARM, which we’ve had a relationship with for years, eventually develops a CPU that’s better than what we can build ourselves, then we always have the option to license from ARM”.


Qualcomm has made bold moves to back up its claims and they are open to collaborations in order to make things fall in place.


Apple has once again made itself the industry standard when it comes to designs and efficiency, the M1 chips have seen intense rivalry not only from Qualcomm but also from Intel.



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