Qualcomm Oryon CPU beats Apple M2 Max in a single thread
Published in PC Hardware


Matches i9-13980Hx in multi-thread

Qualcomm's CEO Christiano Amon just announced the Qualcomm Oryon CPU, a part of the Snapdragon X PC platform. This twelve-core 4nm CPU is based on Nuvia architecture and should be a very efficient design.

Qualcomm shows more interest in RISC-V
Published in News
Monday, 07 August 2023 12:03

Qualcomm shows more interest in RISC-V


Arm should be worried

One of Arm's biggest customers Qualcomm is trying out RISC-V and getting involved in a joint venture dedicated to the architecture.

Qualcomm wants to get back into servers
Published in Cloud
Friday, 19 August 2022 11:19

Qualcomm wants to get back into servers


Can't rely on smartphones

Qualcomm is going to have another stab at getting into server processors as part of its plan to decrease its reliance on smartphones. 

Qualcomm buys silicon design firm Nuvia
Published in News
Thursday, 18 March 2021 09:37

Qualcomm buys silicon design firm Nuvia


Tame Apple Press wets itself

Qualcomm has wrapped up its $1.4 billion acquisition of silicon design firm Nuvia, and the Tame Apple press is terrified.

Qualcomm Nuvia has acquisition automotive angle
Published in Transportation


Analysis: General Motors, Renault, Bosh, Continental, and co.  

Automotive plays a vital role in the Nuvia deal. Nuvia has a data center chip that will tape out first, but what works in a data center can quickly be turned into an automotive chip. An Automotive/self-driving chip is nothing but a data center on wheels designed to be power-aware and process tremendous amounts of data from multiple sensors.

Industry responds to Qualcomm Nuvia acquisition
Published in Mobiles


Analysis: 22 quotes as Qualcomm partner need a custom ARM CPU core

After the initial article about the acquisition of high performance/high-efficiency Nuvia Phoenix core means for Qualcomm, I wanted to address industry quotes and the overwhelming response. It comes down to a single bottom line. Qualcomm will be able to compete with Apple CPU cores in a few years.

Qualcomm acquires Nuvia
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 14 January 2021 10:59

Qualcomm acquires Nuvia


Analysis: Now has an in house custom CPU

Nuvia is a promising two-year-old startup with the outstanding possibility to disrupt the custom ARM-based CPU market. As of yesterday, Qualcomm has agreed to acquire them for around $1.4 billion.

AMD announces plans to acquire Xilinx
Published in News
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 11:58

AMD announces plans to acquire Xilinx


$35 billion biggest to date

News that AMD might acquire Xilinx was quite a surprise after the Nvidia–ARM consolidation, but not surprising. Using current stock and market value increase, AMD decided to make a strategic decision to play better in the data center, 5G, automotive, and fight against the Intel–Altera alliance.

AMD will most likely buy Xilinx
Published in News
Friday, 16 October 2020 10:45

AMD will most likely buy Xilinx


Data center strategy

It is impossible to get a comment from either AMD or Xilinx on this matter, but as far as we could ask around, AMD is going to attempt to buy Xilinx. The move will help the company’s data center strategy, and it is carefully targeted.

NUVIA raises $240M Series B Funding
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 24 September 2020 16:00

NUVIA raises $240M Series B Funding


Enough to tape out the Orion chip

The future of NUVIA is now brighter as the company managed to secure $240M Series B Funding, money that will be enough tape out the Orion chip. In the light of Nvidia – ARM acquisition times for a custom server architecture could not be better, ensuring NUVIA's great timing and future prove roadmap is the right way forward.