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Meta, Qualcomm Strike Agreement On Custom Chipset For VR Headset

Meta Platforms Inc has signed an agreement for chipmaker Qualcomm Inc to produce custom chipsets for its Quest virtual reality devices, the companies announced Friday at a consumer electronics conference in Berlin.

Meta Platforms Inc has signed an agreement for chipmaker Qualcomm Inc to produce custom chipsets for its Quest virtual reality devices, the companies announced Friday at a consumer electronics conference in Berlin.

The companies’ engineering and product teams will work together to produce the chips, which will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platforms, they said in a statement.

The agreement signals a continued commitment from Meta, known as Facebook until last year, to Qualcomm’s technology, even as it seeks to develop its own custom silicon for its planned line of virtual, augmented and mixed reality devices.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The chipsets produced as part of the collaboration will not be exclusive to Meta, but will be specifically optimized for Quest’s system specifications, Meta spokesman Tyler Yee told Reuters.

The agreement only covers virtual reality devices, he said, and Meta will continue to work on developing some of its own novel silicon solutions.

“There could be situations where we use off-the-shelf silicon or work with industry partners on customizations while exploring our own novel silicon solutions. There could also be scenarios where we use both partner and custom solutions in the same product,” Yee said.

“It’s about doing what is necessary to create the best possible Metaverse experiences.”

Meta has relied on Qualcomm chips for its virtual reality devices for years, including its latest Quest2 headset, which accounts for about 90% of the virtual reality hardware market, according to market research firm IDC.

The company is also investing heavily in technologies like pass-through glasses and augmented reality glasses to bring Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for the Metaverse to life, a concept that includes an immersive set of digital worlds.

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