QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) are reportedly working together on developing new PC processors that will allow computers to always stay connected and they will be built on the Ryzen mobile platform.
It looks like Qualcomm is once again moving into the turf of its rival, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) through the new partnership with AMD which was announced on December 5. The partnership aims to deliver fast and smooth connectivity solutions for the PC market through AMD’s Ryzen mobile platform. The connectivity solutions will thus be featured in the latest and fastest processors designed for ultrathin notebooks powered by the Ryzen mobile processors.
The partnership between Qualcomm and AMD will thus work towards making it easier for PC manufacturers to create always-connected PCs that can handle gigabit-speed LTE. The aim is to come up with processors that can achieve all that while also performing at optimal efficiency with fluid graphics and rapid performance.
“Both AMD and Qualcomm have shown a consistent commitment to delivering products that redefine next-generation mobile user experiences,” stated Kevin Lensing, AMD’s client computing general manager, and corporate VP.
Lensing also noted that manufacturers from all over the world can match the recently unveiled AMD Ryzen mobile processors with the world-class Snapdragon LTE offerings. This will all new levels of performance in ultrathin notebooks.
Alex Katouzian, the senior VP, and general manager of mobile at Qualcomm Technologies stated that his company is confident in the future of personal computing through PCs that are always connected. He also acknowledged that Qualcomm Technology is working hand in hand with AMD to realize a future of connected PCs by coming up with the technology that will facilitate that future.
Katouzian also noted that combining the technologies from the two companies to deliver always-connected PCs also aligns with the ongoing trend of a mobile-first world. Products born out of the partnership between the two firms are expected to hit the market soon, though no timeline has been provided. However, PCs featuring the tech might be available as soon as the end of 2018 or in 2019.
Qualcomm stock closed the latest trading session on December 5 at $65.14.