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Microsoft Plans to Produce Its Own Arm-Based Chips

Remembering those days, where Gates emphasized of being a proud provider of services. It seems the time has come a long way from just providing services to the building your own semiconductor chips. Lately, Microsoft with its growing cloud business is planning to integrate ARM-based designs. But where? Yes, Microsoft to use it in its in-house chips catering to the data centers market.
Earlier, Microsoft has been relying on Intel and other semiconductor leaders for its chip demand. Microsoft with this move wants to be now self-reliant on chip manufacturing. But what does it mean to third-party chip manufacturers on their sales front will surely be seen in the next Quarter.
MicrosoftHaving not stopped there, Microsoft is also reportedly looking at making another chip for its Surface line of personal computers. At this juncture, one may also recall that tech giant Apple too had declared earlier this year that it would be crafting its processor for the Macs, abandoning its long-standing dependence on Intel.

Spokesperson and Microsoft’s communication head Frank Shaw said, “Because silicon is a foundational building block for technology, we’re continuing to invest in our capabilities in areas like design, manufacturing and tools, while also fostering and strengthening partnerships with a wide range of chip providers.”

It may be noted that in recent years, Microsoft has also upped its game in terms of hiring chip engineers.

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