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Microsoft is independently studying internal chips used in personal computers (PCs) and servers, according to individuals familiar with the matter, which has further promoted the entire industry to decrease its dependency on Intel chip technology.
People familiar with the matter said that the Arm architecture is used by Microsoft to build data center server processors and create chips to support some of its personal computer Surface series. The step by Microsoft aims to fulfill its pledge to have the most essential hardware it needs.
Similar attempts are also being made by cloud computing service rivals such as Amazon. They argued that self-developed chips, compared to off-the-shelf chips primarily provided by Intel, are more appropriate for their needs and offer cost and performance advantages.
“Since chips are the cornerstone of technology, we will continue to invest in our capabilities in areas such as design, manufacturing, and tools. At the same time, we are also promoting and strengthening the establishment of more chip suppliers. Partnerships.”Since chips are the cornerstone of technology, in areas such as design, manufacturing, and tools, we will continue to invest in our capabilities. At the same time, we are also promoting and strengthening the development of more suppliers of chips. Partnerships.
In some of its Surface models, Microsoft currently uses Qualcomm’s Arm-based chips, and other Surface models use Intel chips. If Microsoft produces personal computer chips independently, it will follow in the footsteps of Apple, which is replacing Intel processors in its entire Mac series with its own chips.
Microsoft has also increased its recruitment of processor engineers in recent years, and digs individuals from chip manufacturers like Intel, AMD, Nvidia, and Qualcomm.
Intel’s stock price dropped 6.3 percent after the news was released, and this year it has fallen 21 percent. AMD’s shares, the second-largest maker of personal computer chips, also fell 1 percent .