Qualcomm plans to bring the first Nuvia technology-based ARM processors to market by the end of next year.

Qualcomm CEO Christian Amon shared the news during the presentation of the first quarter of 2022. Qualcomm acquired processor startup Nuvia in early 2021 to develop ARM-based high-performance processors. Nuvia’s upcoming processors should primarily compete with Apple’s M1 processors, which are based on ARM technology as well.

According to Qualcomm’s CEO, the first Nuvia-based processors probably won’t make it to commercial applications like laptops until the end of 2023. Later this year, the first designs will become available to manufacturers for testing and fine-tuning products. The period in between allows Qualcomm and Nuvia to tweak the products.

Competition with Intel and AMD

Aside from being able to compete with the latest Apple M1 designs, Qualcomm will be offering an alternative to the laptop and desktop processors from Intel and AMD. Its current Snapdragon processors, which are better suited to mobile applications, cannot do so at present.

In the second fiscal quarter of 2022, the processor manufacturer managed to book a total turnover of 11.2 billion dollars (over 10.5 billion euros), up 41 percent from last year.

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