According to NUVIA, the Arm processor design team that Qualcomm bought in early 2021 might be the future of Qualcomm’s PC processor development.
Nuvia is believed to have been completed by Qualcomm executives, and the finished product will be available on store shelves in late 2023, according to Qualcomm executives. The timeframe, however, does not represent a delay.
“I believe with Windows 11… we’re on track,” Amon said. “Microsoft has been working with us for a while. We’re hoping that with Windows 11. you’ll be able to enjoy full 64-bit emulation on Arm, the first time you’ll be able to deploy a platform that is ready for commercial and [enterprise] use.
We launched Lenovo, the first enterprise ThinkPad, in the quarter. We have a variety of designs in the pipeline with our Snapdragon 8cx Generation 3.
“The Nuvia team has developed its own CPU based on our thoughts about the next generation, and we are targeting that performance. High-scale enterprise development and we’re on schedule for late 2023,” Amon said.
While Qualcomm was relatively specific about its timeframe at the same time last year, it’s not clear what that means in terms of either sampling the part or manufacturing it, given that Qualcomm did not immediately inform us of its move to 10nm.
According to a Qualcomm representative, the timing was consistent with the company’s roadmap at its investor day last November. 2023 refers to device launches.
At Qualcomm’s investor conference in November 2021, Dr. James Thompson, CTO at Qualcomm, described the current Nuvia roadmap at that time.
Thompson said that the Nuvia-based Snapdragon processors are “pretty far along” at this point, and we will be sampling them nine months from now or something like that.
According to Thompson, sampling the processors to PC companies would take more than a year, if the timeframe was correct.
Amon’s statement suggests that it would take more than a year to sample the processors for PC companies, which would then design and manufacture them.
On Nuvia’s timeline, Qualcomm’s earnings report had one of the only question marks on it. Qualcomm’s net income jumped from $2.9 billion to $2.9 billion, and record revenue of $11.1 billion climbed from 41 to 41 billion United States dollars.
Hande sales leaped by an astonishing 56 percent, and Qualcomm captured 75 percent of Galaxy S22 processor sales, according to Qualcomm. Samsung usually supplies the Exynos processor as well as the Snapdragon in Galaxy smartphones, but Samsung Exynos 2200, which utilized an AMD GPU for ray tracing, never came about.
During the call, Amon stated that Qualcomm is no longer a communications company, but a leading connected processor company for the intelligent edge.
Qualcomm has developed its own CPU, and it is targeting performance. It is not clear when it will be on the market, but the timing of Amon’s statement suggests that it will take more than a year to sample PC companies and get them to design and manufacture them.