Microsoft’s new processors

Hey guys! Welcome back to another edition of Organization & Technology. Today’s hot headline: Microsoft is making their own chips for their surface tablets.

We saw Apple do something similar just a while ago, when they announced that they would be making Apple chips for their products––ARM-based processors made of silicon––but this is a big move on Microsoft’s part nonetheless. It’s reported that these chips will be used in Microsoft’s Azure Services and their Surface Tablet’s lineup.

Moreover, Microsoft recently partnered with AMD and Qualcomm to provide chips for some of their devices, like the Surface Laptop 3 and the Surface Pro X. This implies that Microsoft might be trying become independent of Intel processors, another successful company well known for their processors. This could prove to be a huge loss for Intel, which is currently leading in the PC market thanks to their large share. AMD has been slowly but surely climbing to the top of the market and is becoming a major competitor. We will have to see what Intel will do to reassert dominance.

In fact, the highly successful news source “The Verge” reached out to Microsoft to confirm the rumor that the company was cutting ties with Intel. Frank Shaw, Chief of Communications in Microsoft, commented during an interview:

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

That’s it for this week’s issue of our tech news! We hope you enjoyed and learned something new. Have a great rest of your day, and we will see you next week.

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