Qualcomm wants to return to the server market
According to Bloomberg, Qualcomm plans to return to the server market. On the one hand, it will reduce its dependence on the smartphone market, and on the other hand, the server market has higher profits. In 2014, Qualcomm announced the development of CPUs for the server market. In 2017, it released the Centriq 2400, which has 48 custom Falkor cores, is equipped with 60MB of L3 cache and supports six-channel DDR4 memory. However, with Qualcomm changing management, the server CPU project was abandoned.
In recent years, many companies have begun to design Arm-based CPUs, and some cloud server suppliers have begun to customize their own Arm chips. Qualcomm acquired startup NUVIA for $1.4 billion in early 2021 and hopes to use its technology to design new chips, initially targeting laptops for PC platforms, and then expanding to other fields such as servers in the future, and eventually can be used to build high-performance PCs.