Qualcomm has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the CPU firm NUVIA. The acquisition plan was first unveiled in January when Qualcomm had agreed to pay $1.4 billion as part of the deal.
With the acquisition done, Qualcomm now expects to integrate next-gen CPUs across its portfolio of products including smartphones, laptops, digital cockpits, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, extended reality, and infrastructure networking solutions. The first Snapdragon products to benefit from NUVIA’s expertise will be CPUs designed for high-performance ultraportable laptops but those are over a year away according to the company.
Commenting on the acquisition, Cristiano Amon, President and CEO-Elect at Qualcomm Incorporated, said:
“The world-class NUVIA team enhances our CPU roadmap, extending Qualcomm’s leading technology position with the Windows, Android and Chrome ecosystems. The broad support of this acquisition from across industries validates the opportunity we have to provide differentiated products with leading CPU performance and power efficiency, as on-demand computing increases in the 5G era.”
As reported by Neowin in January, NUVIA’s three co-founders Gerard Williams III, Manu Gulati, and John Bruno, as well as their employees at NUVIA will all be joining Qualcomm as employees. The three co-founders all have experience in CPU development as they all worked at Apple in CPU architecture roles for several years.