Microsoft’s new hiring announcement announces the company’s possible plan to design and manufacture a dedicated chip. The project is likely to be similar to Apple’s decision, reducing Microsoft’s reliance on Intel.
According to the website HotHardware, Microsoft’s new job advertisement was first published on September 3 (September 12). In this ad, it seems that Microsoft is looking to hire a force for the Surface team to enhance the experience of the next generation of the company’s products.
Redmondians emphasize that the user experience comes from a combination of chip power, hardware, software, design and manufacturing processes. Microsoft’s target force will determine the capabilities and capabilities of the chipset that will be used on future Surface models.
This is not the first time that rumors have been circulating about the possibility of building a proprietary Microsoft chip. Earlier, a December 2020 report said that Microsoft was working on a logo-based processor for Surface servers and computers.
The Redmond people apparently also partnered with AMD to build a logo-based chip. The company has worked with Qualcomm in the past for the SQ1 and SQ2 chips used in the Surface Pro X, but the chip’s power does not match that of Apple’s proprietary M1 chip.
Microsoft is currently using its own chip for the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Studio laptops to take advantage of features such as hepatic feedback for the Surface Slim Pen 2 stylus. The company can use its own chip to increase hardware optimization and create more compatibility with software.
Apple’s move to use proprietary Apple Silicon chips has prompted many companies to consider making chips. One of these companies is Google, which will use a dedicated tensor chip in the Pixel 6 series. Pixel 6 will be officially introduced on October 18th.