Qualcomm Acquires Augmented Reality SDK Provider Wikitude
Qualcomm Acquires Wikitude

Qualcomm Acquires Augmented Reality SDK Provider Wikitude

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Global semiconductor giant Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has acquired Wikitude, a provider of an augmented reality software development kit (SDK), for an undisclosed sum.

Qualcomm offers a range of chipset solutions for the extended reality (XR) market. The Snapdragon XR1 and XR2 5G platforms have specifically been built to support augmented and virtual reality applications.

Wikitude is a Salzburg, Austria-based company that offers an augmented reality SDK to enable developers to create more sophisticated and immersive AR solutions across several platforms.

The two companies have been collaborating since 2019, beginning with Wikitude optimizing its AR platform for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. Back then, the Wikitude platform was the sole one to run across all operating systems (iOS, Android, and UWP). It enabled developers to port experiences from smartphone AR to new headsets and devices.

Neither company has made an official announcement yet, but a spokesperson for Qualcomm stated, “Qualcomm can confirm the acquisition of Wikitude.” Qualcomm’s plans for the company post the acquisition are not entirely clear. Still, it might hint that it is preparing to offer its AR development software to go along with its hardware and AR reference devices.

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