Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)has long been tied to Intel’s chip architecture for Windows deployments. That could be changing as Microsoft gears up for Windows 8.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) official told several publications, including Bloomberg News, about Microsoft’s ARM plans during the chip maker’s analyst day on Tuesday at Intel’s Santa Clara, Calif. headquarters.
ARM processors power most of the smartphones in use currently, although Intel has indicated it will come out with low-power versions of its Atom processors — dominant in now waning “netbooks” devices — that will also support Windows 8 for the mobile market.
“Intel’s statements during yesterday’s Intel Investor Meeting about Microsoft’s plans for the next version of Windows were factually inaccurate and unfortunately misleading,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement emailed to InternetNews.com.