Microsoft is working on its own in-house designs for ARM chips. The company is exploring server processors as well as another variant that may be used in its Surface line of consumer computers.

Microsoft’s efforts are more likely to result in a server chip than one for its Surface devices, though the latter is possible, said one of the people. The company’s chip design unit reports to Jason Zander, head of the Azure cloud business, rather than Panos Panay, who oversees Surface products. Representatives of Microsoft and Arm declined to comment on whether Microsoft is working on server and PC processors.

Check It Out: Like Apple, Microsoft is Designing its Own ARM Chips

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