Qualcomm and Microsoft have partnered to accelerate the relinquishment of stoked reality (AR) in both the consumer and enterprise sector, as the buzz around Metaverse grows bigger.
The companies are joining hands to develop a new, customized Snapdragon AR chip that’ll power unborn AR spectacles from Microsoft.
“We ’re publicizing that we ’re developing a custom stoked reality Snapdragon chip for coming- generation, power-effective, veritably featherlight AR spectacles for the Microsoft ecosystem,” said Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon.
“And we ’re integrating into that chip platform software from both companies the Microsoft Mesh platform, and the lately blazoned Qualcomm Snapdragon Spaces XR development platform,” he said on Tuesday during Qualcomm’s CES 2022’keynote then.
Snapdragon Spaces will be completely integrated into Microsoft Mesh, and this platform will be available for coming-generation featherlight spectacles.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 chip formerly powers Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 headset from 2019.
Snapdragon XR2 powers the Oculus Quest 2 (a Meta product).
“Our thing is to inspire and empower others to inclusively work to develop the metaverse future – a future that's predicated in trust and invention,” said Ruben Caballero, commercial vice chairman of Mixed Reality, Microsoft.
“With services like Microsoft Mesh, we're committed to delivering the safest and most comprehensive set of capabilities to power metaverses that blend the physical and digital worlds,” he added.