At a session at yesterday's Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii, AMD announced a collaboration with Qualcomm to put Snapdragon 4G LTE modem solutions in laptops with AMD Ryzen Mobile APUs. The goal here is to create "always connected" devices and the companies indicated that several OEMs were interested in adopting the design. This is nothing new of course, Intel has been offering a similar option for quite some time now.
AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced that they are working with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) to bring smooth and fast PC connectivity solutions to AMD’s high-performance Ryzen™ mobile processors, featuring the world’s fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks1. With Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ LTE modem solutions, AMD and Qualcomm Technologies will help make it easy for the leading global PC companies to create premium computing platforms with Always Connected, Gigabit LTE speeds alongside the AMD Ryzen mobile processors’ blazingly fast performance, fluid graphics rendering, and optimal efficiency.
“Both AMD and Qualcomm have shown a consistent commitment to delivering products that redefine next-generation mobile user experiences,” said Kevin Lensing, corporate vice president and general manager, client computing, AMD. “OEMs around the world will now be able to combine the recently announced AMD Ryzen mobile processors with Qualcomm Technologies’ leading wireless solutions via their Snapdragon LTE modem family to achieve new levels of performance, connectivity and capability for ultrathin notebook PCs.”
“Qualcomm Technologies believes the Always Connected PC is the future of personal computing, and we are working with AMD to bring each company’s expertise to bear for these exciting products,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Combining AMD processors with our cutting-edge LTE connectivity technology results in Always Connected Client Notebooks for consumers in a mobile-first future.”
No actual devices were shown, those will probably be teased at CES 2018 in January.