Microsoft Looks Within to Design and Test Chips
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| For more than two decades, Microsoft's software and
| Intel's processors were so wedded that the pairingc
| ame to be known as Wintel. But as that computing era
| wanes, Microsoft is turning to a new source of chip
| design: its own labs.
Live Services, XBox (hardware), Zune (hardware) and some other
products/markets already illustrate the highly abysmal reach
for markets that would supposedly cushion the fall. These
products lose a lot of money (e.g. MSN, XBox) whilst the cash
cows (software) lose market share. And you though it was
Micro-soft... throughout an identity crisis.