CES 2022: Microsoft, Qualcomm Partner on Metaverse Chip for AR Glasses

Qualcomm on Tuesday said it is working with Microsoft on custom chips that will control lightweight augmented reality glasses for the Metaverse app for use by both consumers and businesses.

Feather Consumer Electronics Show in las vegas, Qualcomm chief executive cristiano amono The two companies will work together to combine custom chips with the software developers need to create virtual worlds in which people can work and play, he said during a press conference.

He said that collaboration with a tool of the future . will work with Microsoft software product is called Net Which allows users to beam a true likeness of themselves to another user’s headset to make it feel like two people are in the same room.

Future hardware will also use Qualcomm’s software called snapdragon space Which helps it perform basic augmented reality tasks such as mapping physical locations to superimpose digital objects on them, and hand-tracking so users can associate those digital objects with hand gestures.

“We’ve been talking for years about the potential of wearable augmented reality devices that will achieve mass,” Amon, one of the few leading tech executives not to cancel his physical appearance at the trade show, said in a statement. Told live-streamed talks on stage in Las Vegas.

The two companies did not provide details about when the chips and headset would be available.

“Our goal is to inspire and empower us to work collectively to develop the Metaverse future – a future that is based on trust and innovation,” said Ruben Caballero, corporate vice president of mixed reality at Microsoft, in a statement.

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