Apple M1 News: Chipset giant Qualcomm has rolled up its sleeves to deal with Apple’s revolutionary Apple M1 chip. Nuvia chip may be introduced soon.
Apple has officially switched to the ARM architecture with the Apple M1 chip used in the new generation Mac and iPad models. It was wondered when another chipset giant Qualcomm would respond to the Apple M1 chipsets, which are unrivaled in performance and battery consumption. Today, it has been revealed that Qualcomm will work on new chipsets that it will call Nuvia.
Qualcomm will challenge Apple M1 with Nuvia chipsets
The firm’s new CEO, Cristiano Amon, confirmed in an interview with Reuters that it will start selling Nuvia-based laptop chips next year. The chipset giant bought CPU and technology design startup NUVIA for $1.4 billion earlier this year. Nuvia was founded as former Apple employees who left Apple in 2019 before the launch of the Apple M1 chip in 2020 that powers the new MacBook Air and iPad Pro models.
The chipset manufacturer wants to bring 5G connectivity to laptops. That’s why it’s mapping modems inside laptop processors. Instead of using an ARM-based solution that it uses in smartphone chips, the company needs specially designed chips to compete with Apple’s M-series chips. Regarding this issue, Cristiano Amon; “We needed to have leading performance for a battery powered device. If Arm, with whom we have been in a relationship for years, eventually develops a better CPU than we can make ourselves, we always have the option of licensing from ARM.” used the phrases.
The chipset giant, which wants to challenge Apple, will introduce the first Snapdragon platforms with new internally designed CPUs, high-performance ultraportable laptops in the second half of 2022. However, Apple will not be idle in this process. The Cupertino company will announce the Apple M2 chipset at the end of this year and the Apple M3 chipset in the second half of 2022. In terms of performance, the new chipsets are expected to be many times better than the M1. Let’s see how Qualcomm will respond to Apple.