Qualcomm have naturally been fairly optimistic about at all times linked Home windows PCs primarily based on Snapdragon system-on-chips. Ever because the firm acquired Nuvia with its high-performance CPU design, the corporate’s optimism changed into confidence. Apparently, there are causes to be assured as Qualcomm’s next-generation Nuvia-powered SoCs are allegedly already profitable designs two years earlier than their precise availability.
“We count on to see an inflection level in Home windows on Snapdragon PCs in 2024 primarily based on a big variety of design wins thus far,” stated Cristiano Amon, chief govt of Qualcomm, on the firm’s name with buyers and analysts this week (by way of SeekingAlpha). “We elevated OEM design wins in ecosystem traction for our next-generation Home windows on Snapdragon options, which incorporate our customized CPUs.”
Qualcomm confronted quite a lot of setbacks with its Nuvia-powered Snapdragon SoCs. Initially, the corporate deliberate to start out sampling the processors in August 2022 after which ship them commercially in 2023. However the firm then delayed sampling to 2023 and now expects the arrival of Home windows methods primarily based on its SoCs to hit the market in 2024.
Whereas Qualcomm’s chief govt didn’t reveal the variety of design wins or when precisely they’re set to hit the market in 2024 (vacation season 2024 launch is technically 2024 availability), the growing variety of design wins signifies that PC makers are dedicated to ship Arm-based Home windows machines two years from now. Moreover, this exhibits their assurance of efficiency and aggressive benefits that such computer systems could present, which is an efficient signal each for Qualcomm and different designers of Arm-powered SoCs.
Sadly, there are some issues to fret about in the case of Nuvia-based Snapdragons. Cristiano Amon didn’t handle the ongoing authorized battle between Arm and Qualcomm. If Arm wins the litigation, it’ll imply the tip for Nuvia’s current CPU design as Arm calls for Qualcomm to destroy it and by no means promote it.