Qualcomm said Wednesday that it plans to buy startup Nuvia for $1.4 billion, potentially as a way to beef up its own CPU efforts and challenge Apple more directly in the Arm computing space. Nuvia was founded by an ex Apple chip architect, Gerard Williams III, who was reportedly pushed into designing server chips because of a non compete clause that he had signed with his former employer. Nuvias mission is, in its words, to “reimagine silicon design to create a new class of processor that...

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