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

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Nuvia, a server chip startup led by a former Apple chip architect, is expected to become part of mobile chipmaker Qualcomm in a $1.4 billion deal announced this morning. While the acquisition will face regulatory challenges due to its potential antitrust implications, it’s a major development for all of the companies — notably because of a lawsuit Apple filed regarding its founding and because of Qualcomm’s unexpectedly broad plans for Nuvia’s technology.

Noting the deal’s expected impact on its highest-end chips, Qualcomm says it will use Nuvia’s CPU technology across many of its products, ranging from flagship smartphones and laptops to automotive applications, extended reality devices, and infrastructure networking products — a very different collection

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