Nuvia Sold to Qualcomm for $1.4 Billion

The outside of a Qualcomm building.

The startup from Santa Clara, CA with ties to Apple will be bringing innovative solutions to bolster Qualcomm’s already impressive lineup of products.

In a move that is expected to build upon the impressive strides Qualcomm has made with its Snapdragon chipsets, Nuvia is being added to Qualcomm’s offerings. Nuvia CPUs are going to be added to Qualcomm’s portfolio with the integration being something the soon-to-be CEO Cristiano Amon will need to keep an eye on. “5G, the convergence of computing and mobile architectures, and the expansion of mobile technologies into other industries are significant opportunities for Qualcomm. The Nuvia team is full of innovators, and like Qualcomm, have a strong heritage in creating leading technology and products…Together, we are very well positioned to redefine computing and enable our ecosystem of partners to drive innovation and deliver a new class of products and experiences for the 5G era,” said Amon.

Some of the benefits coming from Nuvia, the brainchild of former Apple veterans, include creating better flagship smartphones, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, and networking solutions for better wireless infrastructure. Already seeing tremendous success with its Snapdragon 480 that is expected to create a much more affordable 5G device option for consumers, this acquisition will take Qualcomm to the next level for providing powerful devices. The CPU solutions Nuvia is bringing to the San Diego-based tech giant is better performance with the ability to use less power. On top of all of this, is the talent to innovate and create solutions across a range of industries including automotive, smart devices, and PCs.

News spread throughout the tech world and was welcomed by notable names including Google, Microsoft, Sony, and LG Mobile. As 5G continues to grow there will be a need to power the incredible things it intends to bring into our lives. Qualcomm continues to set itself up to be the backbone of the latest generation in wireless time and time again.

Looking from the outside in, the goals of Qualcomm continue to be the same. More power, innovative solutions, cost-cutting measures that don’t cut results, and yet, with 5G, we see the innovative approaches coming very early in this generation’s life cycle. Stronger computers using less power is a benefit that will help vendors looking for low-powered solutions building 5G infrastructure, car manufacturers in need of powerful computing functions that can work off of a car battery, and smart devices looking to maximize functions for users without draining their batteries. The marriage between Nuvia and Qualcomm is just beginning but the possibilities of this arrangement are exciting prospects to watch.

Source: Fierce Wireless