Arm Sues Qualcomm Over Nuvia
Arm has filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm relating to Qualcomm's acquisition of Nuvia. Nuvia designs high-performance CPU cores that Qualcomm intends to integrate into future Snapdragon chips powering flagship smartphones. Nuvia's novel CPU designs would replace more standard CPU designs that Qualcomm currently licenses from Arm. However Nuvia licensed certain Arm technology before being acquired. Arm claims that "Qualcomm attempted to transfer Nuvia licenses without Arm's consent", breaching the terms of Arm's license agreement. Arm seeks to have Qualcomm "destroy certain Nuvia designs". Arm is also seeking "an injunction against trademark infringement as well as fair compensation for the trademark infringement."
Nov 15, 2022
Qualcomm has announced its newest top-end chip, intended to power most flagship-level Android phones in 2023. As expected, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is more powerful and power-efficient across the board (compared to Gen 1), but the most impressive improvements and new features involve AI.
Sep 6, 2022
Qualcomm has just announced the two chips that will power a great number of entry-level and mid-range Android phones in 2023: the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 6 Gen 1. Both chips integrate a 5G modem and include upgraded performance as well as new features compared to the chips they replace.
Jan 13, 2021
Qualcomm has reached an agreement to acquire Nuvia, a company with "industry-leading expertise in high performance processors, Systems on a Chip (SoC) and power management for compute-intensive devices and applications". Qualcomm says it will use Nuvia's talent and chip designs for the CPU cores of future Snapdragon chips powering flagship smartphones.
Dec 2, 2021
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking action to block the proposed acquisition of Arm by Nvidia. Arm designs chip architectures used throughout mobile and computing industries.
May 26, 2020
Arm today announced a suite of new processing core intellectual property intended for the chips that will power high-end phones starting in 2021. The new designs are for the new, cutting-edge 5nm manufacturing process that is just becoming available for the most high-end chips.