December 5, 2022


Wccftech reported that Qualcomm’s acquisition of NUVIA was intended to acquire the license owned by NUVIA free of charge, and Arm has decided to sue Qualcomm.

We were planning to ship samples of the M1/M2 chip in the second half of this year.

NUVIA is a company founded in 2019 by former Apple employees involved in the development of A7 (iPhone5s) to A12X (iPad Pro).
Qualcomm will acquire NUVIA for $ 1.4 billion (about 195 billion yen) in January 2021, develop a NUVIA Arm chip that fills the performance gap with the Apple M series, and launch it in the second half of 2022 (July-December). I was told that they would ship samples.

Difficulty in launching chips to compete with Apple M series

The license that Arm granted to NUVIA seems to have expired in March 2022, but despite subsequent negotiations between Arm and Qualcomm, various conditions could not be agreed, leading to this lawsuit.
According to Wccftech, Arm is asking Qualcomm to scrap all NUVIA chip designs.
This trial may continue for several years, and it is expected that it will be difficult to sell NUVIA Arm chips to compete with the Apple M series during that period.
Source: Wccftech
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