CES 2022: Microsoft and Qualcomm to collaborate on custom AR chips

Brad Stephenson

Microsoft's HoloLens 2

Qualcomm today announced at CES 2022 a collaboration with Microsoft which would see both tech companies working together to promote the adoption of augmented reality (AR) technologies both in regards to the workforce and consumers.

Part of the announced collaboration between the two companies will involve the development of new custom AR chips that will enable the production of a next generation of AR glasses that are lighter and more power efficient than current models.

Microsoft Mesh and Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform are expected to be used in future AR projects.

“With services like Microsoft Mesh, we are committed to delivering the safest and most comprehensive set of capabilities to power metaverses that blend the physical and digital worlds, ultimately delivering a shared sense of presence across devices,” Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Mixed Reality, Rubén Caballero, said in a press release. “We look forward to working with Qualcomm Technologies to help the entire ecosystem unlock the promise of the metaverse.”

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