Qualcomm Inc.’s top-of-the-line processor is at the center of new personal computers running the Windows operating system.
Computer makers Asus and HP unveiled machines that use Snapdragon 835 processors during Qualcomm’s second annual Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii.
“Today marks the beginning of a new era of personal computing and Asus is proud to be paving the way with Qualcomm Technologies and other companies to develop this new landscape for ‘always connected’ Windows on Snapdragon PCs,” Jerry Shen, the CEO of Asus, said in a prepared statement.
Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) used the summit to unveil the chip that will knock the Snapdragon 835 off its pedestal. It’s called the Snapdragon 845. The San Diego corporation unveiled technical specifications of the chip on the second day of the conference. Devices running the 845 model are expected to go on the market in 2018.
Separately, AMD said it was using a Qualcomm modem to add wireless connectivity to devices using AMD’s mobile processor, called Ryzen.