Microsoft Possibly Working on Its Own Chip to Compete Against Apple SiliconSoftpedia News Bogdan Popa
Microsoft is already working with Qualcomm on a custom chip for its ARM-powered Surface models, but the company doesn’t want to stop here.
And the route it’s chosen looks a lot similar to the one embraced by its Cupertino-based rival Apple, who ended up launching its very own custom processor last year (and is now getting ready to announce a refresh at an event this week).
While the company has obviously remained completely tight-lipped on everything, a job listing published on LinkedIn by Microsoft itself and spotted by HotHardware reveals the software giant is looking for a director of SoC architecture in the Surface division.
The wording is chosen carefully not to spill the beans on the project and share too many details, but the job title along with the description seem to indicate that Microsoft silicon could be part of the company’s long-term hardware push.
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