Qualcomm has announced that it will acquire Nuvia for approximately $ 1.4 billion. You may not have heard of Nuvia, which was founded in early 2019. So why is it so valuable? Who set up the company?
Gerard Williams III is CEO and President, and John Bruno and Manu Gulati are SVPs of Engineering. The three worked for Apple for years (they also worked with Google). Previous work includes ARM, ATI, AMD, TI, Broadcom and more. These three are industry veterans.
Especially the CEO qualification is very impressive. At ARM, he worked on Corex-A8, A15 and other cores. Since then, he has been Chief Architect for Apple CPU and Chipset Development. He leads the core design work, starting with Cyclone and ending with Firestorm. Basically, this covers Apple’s chips from the A7 to the current A14 (and probably also involved the M1). Bruno and Gratii were on his team until he left in 2017.
It brings us back to today and Nubia. The company has a proven world-class CPU and technology design team with industry-leading expertise in power management for high-performance processors, system-on-chip (SoC), and compute-intensive devices and applications. There is.
The CPUs that Nuvia cooks are also used in Qualcomm’s flagship smartphone chipsets, laptop chips, and even automobiles, which power digital cockpits, “extended reality” solutions, and more.
In August of last year, Nuvia announced preliminary results from Phoenix CPUs, competing with Apple A13, Intel and AMD mobile products and more. Each Phoenix core can consume 1W to 4.5W and offers twice the performance per watt of its competitors in its power bandwidth (using Geekbench 5).
Qualcomm has been using the ARM Cortex design as the foundation for its CPUs for many years. With the addition of the Nuvia team, the company may resume using its in-house design. And given the track record of the three veterans, Apple may finally be competing for a performance crown.
Phoenix Score is designed with the server in mind (64-128 cores), but 1-4.5W is also great for smartphones. Qualcomm can also use the server CPU. Centriq The effort seems to have failed.
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