Qualcomm was understandably very optimistic about always-on Windows PCs based on the Snapdragon system-on-chip. The company’s optimism has turned to confidence since it acquired his Nuvia with its high-performance CPU design. Apparently, Qualcomm’s next-generation Nuvia-powered SoC will actually launch, and he’s already said to have won the design two years ago, so there’s reason to be confident.
Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said in a conference call with investors and analysts this week, “Building on our numerous design wins to date, we’ll see a change to Windows on Snapdragon PCs in 2024. I expect to see a point of inflection,” he said. Seeking Alpha). “We have increased OEM design wins in ecosystem traction for next-generation Windows on Snapdragon solutions incorporating our custom CPUs.”
Qualcomm faced many setbacks with its Nuvia-powered Snapdragon SoC. Originally, the company planned to start sampling his processor in August 2022, with commercial shipments in 2023. However, the company has since postponed sampling to his 2023 and now expects the SoC-based Windows system to hit the market in his 2024.
Qualcomm’s CEO hasn’t revealed the design’s success numbers or an exact timetable for 2024 (technically 2024 holiday season launch is 2024 availability), but the design The increasing number of successes in , shows that PC makers are committed to Arm offerings. A Windows-based Windows machine two years later. Moreover, it shows the performance and competitiveness guarantees that such a computer could offer, boding well for both Qualcomm and the designers of other Arm-powered SoCs.
Unfortunately, there are some concerns about the Nuvia-based Snapdragon. Cristiano Amon did not mention the ongoing legal battle between Arm and Qualcomm. If Arm wins the lawsuit, it would mean the end of Nuvia’s existing CPU designs. Because Arm asks Qualcomm to scrap it and never sell it.