Qualcomm shaken hand with Microsoft for snapdragon AR chips

30 March, 2022

Qualcomm shaken hand with Microsoft for snapdragon AR chips

Qualcomm and Microsoft have decided to take AR technology to next level. On Tuesday, both companies have joined together to create a new future of AR glasses. They will be working on a metaverse concept to deliver an immersive experience to users. So, read to news update until the end to know more about the collaboration.


According to CES 2022 keynote, Qualcomm and Snapdragon collaborated to work on customized chips. They have disclosed that they will work on the metaverse concept to give a complete refresh experience. Hence, we will soon enjoy lightweight and power-efficient AR glasses based on Snapdragon chips.

The motive is to deliver top-notch experiences with the integration of software applications and efficient chips. Interestingly, you may know that Qualcomm provides Snapdragon chips for Microsoft products. Here a question arises, is the first collaboration of Microsoft and Qualcomm to offer an immersive experience.

Let’s find that out!

Is it the first collaboration of Microsoft and Qualcomm?

No, Microsoft and Qualcomm are already working on various projects together. Microsoft has used Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 chip in its HoloLens 2 headset since 2019. Furthermore, Qualcomm and Microsoft were collaborated to aid the performance of Microsoft Surface Pro X. Keeping this aside, Qualcomm also produced Snapdragon XR2 for Facebook's Oculus Quest 2.

That’s why Microsoft is looking forward to collaborating with Qualcomm Snapdragon XR for AR glasses. Now it’s time to explore what they exactly going to do with this collaboration of tech giants.

What are they going to do?

Hugo Swart, vice president and general manager of XR, Qualcomm Technologies Inc has shared his thoughts. According to Hugo Swart, "Qualcomm's collaboration with Microsoft will give a new path to metaverse concept. Our core XR strategy offers the most cutting-edge technology, custom XR chips, and software-based ecosystems. Thus, our experts are excited to work with Microsoft for the expansion of AR hardware and software in the whole industry."

Replying to this, Ruben Caballero, vice president of Mixed Reality, Microsoft also shared their concerns. Ruben Caballero said, "Our Microsoft Mesh enables use to deliver safe and efficient metaverses. With this, we can blend the physical and digital worlds. Users will enjoy an immersive experience and a sense of presence across multiple devices. By collaborating with Qualcomm, we will work on unlocking the entire ecosystem and fulfilling our promise of the metaverse."


Both Microsoft and Qualcomm looking forward to blending their technologies into a digital ecosystem. We expect to enjoy the best use of AR tech with Microsoft software and Qualcomm chips.