Qualcomm announced that
its Snapdragon family of smart mobile processors, including the MSM8960 with
integrated 3G/LTE modem, is designed to power devices running the next version
collaboration continues to address the converging and fast-changing mobile
computing landscape, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon family of dual-core and
quad-core processors will enable optimal computing performance, extended
battery life and connectivity, and top-notch graphics and multimedia in
Qualcomm and Microsoft
have a long and productive history of collaboration focused on driving
innovation forward, and we are pleased to be among the leaders of the next
evolution of mobile computing,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of
product management, computing and consumer products at Qualcomm.
Our upcoming family of
Snapdragon processors is intelligently integrated, optimized for mobile and
built smarter, making it the ideal processor to address consumers’ growing
demands for new, innovative experiences and usage scenarios that we believe
will be delivered by the next version of Windows,” Pineda added.
The first processor in
the Snapdragon family to power devices using the next version of
Windows will be the MSM8960, which is sampling this month, followed by the
quad-core Snapdragon APQ8064TM, which is anticipated to sample in
Qualcomm has built its Snapdragon family of mobile processors from
the ground up to deliver enhanced power efficiency for devices running the next
version of Windows. The MSM8960 from the Snapdragon family of mobile processors
provides the first dual-core solution with an integrated multi-mode 3G/LTE
modem and is designed to meet the multi-tasking requirements of the next
version of Windows.
The Snapdragon family of
mobile processors will include dual and quad asynchronous CPU cores that can be
independently controlled to deliver maximum performance at maximum efficiency.
Windows 8 will enable
customers to have the flexibility, connectivity and power that they expect from
Windows today with new, touch-only devices like tablets.This will
require high-performing, low-power processors like those from Qualcomm, with
features like 3G and 4G wireless wide area network (WWAN) connectivity,” said Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows planning, hardware
and PC ecosystem at Microsoft.