Meta and Qualcomm will collaborate on new chips for virtual reality
©Reuters. Meta and Qualcomm will collaborate on new chips for virtual reality
New York, Sep 2 (.).- US technology companies Meta and Qualcomm (NASDAQ:) announced this Friday a multi-year agreement to collaborate on the development of microprocessors designed specifically for virtual reality equipment.
In a statement, the two companies explained that their engineers and designers will work together to produce these new chips, which will be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR platform and will be used in Meta’s Quest virtual reality glasses.
The alliance was officially unveiled at IFA Berlin, Europe’s largest technology fair, which opened today in the German capital.
The agreement gives continuity to the collaboration that the two companies already maintained in various areas, which are betting strongly on the virtual reality market.
In the case of the parent company of Facebook (NASDAQ:), that commitment has even been reflected in its recent name change, which refers to the so-called “metaverse”, as it refers to the world of virtual reality.
“As we continue to develop more advanced capabilities and experiences for virtual and augmented reality, it has become more important to develop specialized technologies to power our future virtual reality headsets and other devices,” said Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
In addition, the manager highlighted the importance of developing specialized processors, given the different needs of virtual reality devices, and assured that it will help push this technology to new limits.
Qualcomm, one of the world’s largest microchip producers, has been equipping Meta’s augmented reality glasses for years, including its latest model, Quest2.