Google and Qualcomm are building a RISC-V-based platform for wearables

October 17, 2023

By Thomas Macaulay

RISC-V, the upstart chip architecture, has stepped further into the market for processors. Semiconductor giant Qualcomm today announced that it’s building a RISC-V-based wearables platform for Wear OS, Google’s operating system for smartwatches. The system will expand Qualcomm’s lineup of Snapdragon Wear processors, which power the bulk of Wear OS products. According to Qualcomm, the new solution will reduce the time to market for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) when launching smartwatches. The company told TNW that RISC-V offers both performance and power advantages for wearable platforms. “Our Snapdragon Wear platform innovations will help the Wear OS ecosystem rapidly evolve and…

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