Microsoft could start building its own Azure server chips sooner than expected

    Microsoft has reportedly hired a key Apple semiconductor expert to help develop its own Azure chips as it looks to take its data centres to the next level. 

    Bloomberg reports that Mike Filippo, a chip veteran who has also worked at Arm and Intel, will be working on building out Microsoft’s Azure server chips, an area of increasing focus for the company at it competes with AWS and Google Cloud. 

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