Bloomberg News, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that the software glove had hired chip maker Mike Filippo, who had worked for Apple for more than two years.
In December 2020, a source said that Microsoft is working on internal processors for servers that support cloud computing services and the Surface line for PCs.
Cloud computing heavyweights rely heavily on Intel and Advanced Micro Devices to deliver chips for Azure cloud computing services as well as Surface devices.
The report adds that Mr. Filippo’s appointment means that Microsoft will step up its efforts to build internal chips for its servers that power Azure cloud services.
Mr. Filippo started his career in 1996 as a processor designer at chip design firm AMD, previously working for Intel and ARM Ltd in the UK before joining Apple.
Source: Bloomberg News
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