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Meta and Qualcomm agree to jointly develop chips for virtual reality devices

Meta and Qualcomm agree to jointly develop chips for virtual reality devices

Meta* has signed an agreement with Arm processor developer Qualcomm to create special custom chipsets designed for next-generation Quest series VR headsets.
The companies announced this at the IFA in Berlin.Image source: 3D NewsThe two companies will work together to design future chipsets based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR platform.
As reported by Reuters, the agreement demonstrates the dependence of Meta * of Qualcomm, even as the company began developing their own solutions for virtual, augmented and mixed reality devices.According to the head of Meta * Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg), \"Unlike cell phones, building VR brings new, multi-dimensional challenges in spatial computing...\" For example, there are a number of challenges to be met in optimizing the price and form factor of the devices.
According to Zuckerberg, Meta* is still in the early stages of development, and \"deep technical integration\" with a processor developer will help VR technology move toward a multi-dimensional computing platform.Meta* has been actively investing in wearable device technology like transparent AR/VR glasses.
For years, the company has relied on off-the-shelf Qualcomm chipsets to build its own VR devices, including the latest version of the Quest 2 headset, which is based on the Snapdragon XR2 chip.Image Source: 3D NewsThe chipsets being co-built will not be exclusively used by Meta*.
However, they will be optimized for Quest system specifications.
Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
The agreement covers only VR-devices and Meta* will continue to develop its own semiconductor solutions with other functionality.According to Meta*, there may be situations in which the company prefers off-the-shelf semiconductor solutions, but it is working on customization with industry partners while developing its own solutions.
Moreover, Meta* can use both its own and partner platforms in the same products.
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