How Arm, Microsoft and Qualcomm are revolutionizing the PC experience

As discussed in my previous blog, we have now reached the second wave of Windows 10 ‘Always On, Always Connected’ PCs with Snapdragon SoCs based on Arm Cortex technology. A new Arm-commissioned Whitepaper from Shrout Research shows how Windows 10 on Snapdragon devices scored impressive results across key performance measures that benefit the overall user experience, including battery life, connectivity, and ‘instant on’.

After a very successful string of announcements and articles around the new Windows 10 PCs, we brought together some industry thought-leaders at Arm TechCon. The technical panel session – ‘Revolutionizing the PC experience’ – included the following experts from Arm, Microsoft and Qualcomm:

  • Arun Kishan, Distinguished Engineer and Director of Development at Microsoft
  • Miguel Nunes, Senior Director, Product Management at Qualcomm
  • Stefan Rosinger, Director, Product Management at Arm

The panel discussed more details around the range of Windows 10 on Snapdragon PCs, the partnership between Arm, Microsoft and Qualcomm, and what the future holds for the next generation of PCs from a software and hardware perspective.

‘Natural progression’ to PC market

Arm’s move into the PC market from premium smartphones seemed like ‘natural progression’ for the business, according to Stefan Rosinger, who kicked-off the discussion. Based on our success with smartphones, Arm understands that value will be delivered with PC partners. This was an opinion shared by Qualcomm’s Miguel Nunes, who commented that silicon IP performance in mobile surpassed PCs with this starting to be transposed into the PC market, furthering highlighting the evolution for Arm-based SoC in this space.