Qualcomm continues its commitment to Windows on Arm with Snapdragon compute platform

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During the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm outlined its vision to advance mobile computing with innovative AI collaborations that drive the convergence of mobile and PC to bring cutting-edge mobile innovations to Windows 11 PCs. Leaders from Microsoft, Adobe and Citi described how Snapdragon technology, including breakthrough AI capabilities, is changing their businesses and expressed support for Snapdragon compute to push the PC industry to modernize and deliver AI-enhanced experiences in thin, fanless products.

Qualcomm has not launched a new product at this year's Snapdragon Summit, but they have commented, stating that next-gen products will be sampled to OEMs soon, with products likely launching 2024. This will likely mean that the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 will be announced at the Snapdragon Summit 2023.

Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft are advancing AI capabilities and transforming modern laptops with the powerful performance, neural processing, and industry-leading efficiency of Snapdragon compute platforms. This collaboration on Snapdragon has enabled new AI-accelerated experiences for Windows 11 users, including through Windows Studio Effects Voice Focus, and Background Blur. Automatic Framing and Eye Contact which were highlighted at the launch of the Surface Pro 9 5G, featuring the Microsoft SQ3 powered by Snapdragon. Snapdragon intelligently offloads these computationally intensive tasks to a dedicated AI Engine, freeing the CPU and GPU to deliver incredible performance and power efficiency.

ISV resources like the Windows Developer Kit 2023 powered by Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 make it even easier for developers to utilize the dedicated AI Engine to enhance their experiences, whether that’s a productivity tool, game, or creative app. To simplify workflows and push the boundaries of creativity, Adobe used the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3-powered developer kit to ensure its Creative Suite utilizes dedicated AI-processing capabilities for more personalized and intuitive experiences that pair with Adobe Sensei. It also announced today that in 2023, even more key Adobe Creative Cloud applications will become native for Windows 11 PCs powered by Snapdragon compute platforms.

Enterprises such as Citi leverage these AI innovations, breakthrough performance, and power efficiency of Snapdragon compute platforms to enable new levels of productivity and collaboration while also advancing sustainability goals. Today, Citi announced the transition of more than 70% of its 300,000 global users to mobile compute products, including award winning products powered by Snapdragon like the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s.

The PC ecosystem recognizes that Windows 11 PCs powered by Snapdragon compute platforms improve productivity, collaboration, and security from virtually anywhere – helping to advance business goals and exceed industry expectations.

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