Qualcomm Can Bring Down the Power of Apple’s M1 Chip
The CEO of Qualcomm boasted about the recent acquisition of a company that consists of former Apple’s M1 chip engineers. He says that the possession of the company Nuvia can beat the power and efficiency of Apple’s M1 chip.
Last year Apple unveiled its M1 chip and claimed that it can beat the speed and energy efficiency of all the competitor chips in the market, including Intel and Qualcomm. The scenario took a twist when the CEO of Qualcomm, Cristiano Amon, declared that Qualcomm is ready to meet and raise the bar set by Apple’s M1 chip. All this means the users can experience the same speed and efficiency on Windows laptops and PCs powered by Qualcomm chips.
In 2019, former A-series chip lead Gerard Williams and two other Apple chip exec left the company to make their own firm. Apple was upset when Williams was leaving the company and sued him for exploiting Apple. Though the three engineers exclaimed that they plan to make their own company Nuvia to compete with Intel and AMD, but Apple was adamant to prove that their real aim was to persuade Apple to buy the company to obtain their own technology. The dispute was still unresolved when Qualcomm acquihire Nuvia for $1.4 billion.
In a press release shared by Qualcomm, the CEO of NUVIA William Gerard says, “CPU performance leadership will be critical in defining and delivering on the next era of computing innovation,” he further elaborated that “the combination of NUVIA and Qualcomm will bring the industry’s best engineering talent, technology, and resources together to create a new class of high-performance computing platforms that set the bar for our industry. We couldn’t be more excited for the opportunities ahead.”
Google, Microsoft, Acer, and other Qualcomm partners have expressed strong support for this acquisition.