Microsoft hired a key Apple engineer to design its own chips for its servers, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
Microsoft is working on in-house processors for the servers running its cloud-computing services and Surface line of personal computers, a source told Reuters in December 2020.
The move to hire Filippo implies that Microsoft is accelerating a push to create homegrown chips for its servers powering Azure cloud computing services, the report added.
Filippo, who started his career as a CPU designer at chip designer AMD in 1996, has previously worked at Intel and UK-based ARM before joining Apple, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Microsoft and Apple did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.
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