Partnership to Develop Premier Metaverse Experiences

Qualcomm and Meta partner to develop premium experiences that leverage custom Snapdragon XR platform

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At IFA 2022 in Berlin, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Meta Platforms, Inc. announced a multi-year agreement to collaborate on a new era of spatial computing powered by Snapdragon extended reality (XR) platforms and technologies for the Meta Quest platform. The companies have worked together on cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) innovations for over seven years, most recently with Meta Quest 2, and this agreement solidifies the mutual commitment to deliver multiple generations of premium devices and experiences powered by custom VR platforms in the years to come, Qualcomm said in a press release.

“By partnering with Meta, we are bringing together two of the world’s Metaverse leaders to revolutionize the future of computing for billions of people in the coming years,” said Cristiano Amon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. “Building off our joint leadership in XR, this agreement will allow our companies to deliver best-in-class devices and experiences to transform how we work, play, learn, create, and connect in a fully realized Metaverse.”

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“We're working with Qualcomm Technologies on customized virtual reality chipsets - powered by Snapdragon XR platforms and technology - for our future roadmap of Quest products,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Meta. “As we continue to build more advanced capabilities and experiences for virtual and augmented reality, it has become more important to build specialized technologies to power our future VR headsets and other devices. Unlike mobile phones, building virtual reality brings novel, multi-dimensional challenges in spatial computing, cost, and form factor. These chipsets will help us keep pushing virtual reality to its limits and deliver awesome experiences.”

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January 4, 2023

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