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Qualcomm acquires NUVIA for US$1.4bn

March 18, 2021

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Cristiano Amon of Qualcomm Inc.

Qualcomm Inc.’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, has completed its acquisition of the CPU and technology design company, NUVIA for $1.4 billion (€1.17 billion) before working capital and other adjustments.

“The world-class NUVIA team enhances our CPU roadmap, extending Qualcomm’s leading technology position with the Windows, Android and Chrome ecosystems,” says Cristiano Amon, president and CEO-elect, Qualcomm Incorporated.

“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.”

Qualcomm Technologies expects to integrate next generation CPUs across a wide portfolio of products, including powering flagship smartphones, laptops, and digital cockpits, as well as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, extended reality, and infrastructure networking solutions.

Gerard Williams

The first Qualcomm® Snapdragon platforms to feature Qualcomm Technologies’ new internally designed CPUs are expected to sample in the second half of 2022 and will be designed for high performance ultraportable laptops.

“We are excited to join the leading wireless innovator in the industry, driven by a common mission of inventing breakthrough technologies. Together, we will create a new class of high-performance computing platforms that set the bar for the industry,” according to Gerard Williams, formerly CEO of NUVIA and now SVP of engineering at Qualcomm Technologies.

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