Meta is teaming up with Qualcomm to create customized chips for its Quest digital actuality units, the businesses introduced at a shopper electronics convention in Berlin on Friday. Each firms’ engineering and product groups will work collectively to supply the chips and they’re going to run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platforms. Meta, which owns Fb and Instagram, is investing closely in digital and augmented actuality as a part of its efforts to construct the “metaverse”. It’s anticipated to unveil a pair of AR (augmented actuality) glasses in 2024.
In keeping with a report by Reuters, Meta and Qualcomm have reached an settlement to supply customized chipsets for Quest digital actuality units, which might be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platforms.
They are going to be optimized particularly for Quest system specs, the report provides, citing Meta spokesperson Tyler Yee. The deal would solely cowl digital actuality units — Meta designs its personal customized silicon chips to energy the subsequent era of its augmented and digital actuality units, he added.
“There may be situations where we use standard silicon or work with industry partners on customizations, while exploring our own new silicon solutions. There may also be scenarios where we use both partner and custom solutions in the same product,” Yee instructed Reuters.
Meta’s digital actuality units, together with the most recent Quest 2 headsets, use chips from Qualcomm. The corporate’s metaverse push additionally contains glasses and augmented actuality goggles. Known as Undertaking Nazare, Meta’s first-generation AR glasses are anticipated to reach in 2024.