Microsoft extends Arm deal

Terms of deal enhanced

Microsoft signed a new licensing agreement with Arm Holdings, owner of the Arm microprocessor architecture, which greatly extends the technologies Microsoft can make use of from Arm Holdings.

Only a select group of companies hold similar licences to design their own Arm-based microarchitectures, including Qualcomm, Marvell Technology and Infineon.

Arm-based microprocessors are found in the majority of the world's smartphones. Intel, the world's largest chip maker, has developed its Atom microprocessors in the hope of someday rivaling Arm-based microprocessors in smartphones and other small devices.

Microsoft and Arm did not disclose details of the size and scope of the deal.

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