Qualcomm plans $1.4 billion purchase of Nuvia

Qualcomm plans $1.4 billion purchase of Nuvia

Qualcomm expects to integrate Nuvia technology into smartphones, laptops, and more

Qualcomm Inc. announced Wednesday morning that it plans to purchase Nuvia, a computing-design company, for $1.4 billion.

The company expects to leverage Nuvia technology to strengthen its 5G offerings. Qualcomm QCOM, +1.92% said in a release that Nuvia has “industry-leading expertise in high performance processors, systems on a chip (SoC) and power management for compute-intensive devices and applications.”

Shares of Qualcomm closed up 1.9% at $157.42 in Wednesday’s session.

Qualcomm anticipates that it will integrate central processing units (CPUs) from Nuvia into a broad range of products, including those powering smartphones, laptops, digital cockpits, and advanced driver-assistance systems.

“Adding NUVIA’s deep understanding of high-performance design and integrating NUVIA CPUs with Snapdragon—together with our industry-leading graphics and AI—will take computing performance to a new level and drive new capabilities for products that serve multiple industries,” Qualcomm Chief Technology Officer Jim Thompson said in a release.

The transaction is subject to closing conditions, including regulatory approval through the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Qualcomm said.

Shares of Qualcomm have gained 24% over the past three months as the S&P 500 SPX, +0.23% has risen 8.5%, and the PHLX Semiconductor Index SOX, +0.13% has gained 23%.

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