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Qualcomm will acquire Nuvia, server CPU maker led by ex-Apple chip architect


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Nuvia, a server chip startup founded by a former Apple chip architect, will become part of mobile chip maker Qualcomm in a $1.4 billion deal announced this morning. While the deal must pass regulatory scrutiny due to its potential antitrust implications, it could be a significant development for both companies — notably because of a lawsuit filed by Apple regarding its founding, and because of Qualcomm’s unexpectedly broad plans for Nuvia’s technology.

Under the acquisition agreement, Qualcomm says that it will use Nuvia’s CPU technology across many of its products, ranging from smartphones and laptops to automotive applications, extended reality devices, and infrastructure networking products — a very different collection of businesses than Nuvia’s original target, servers. Chip ...


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