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Microsoft Hires Key Apple Engineer to Work on Custom Chips

  • Mike Filippo joins software giant after two-year Apple stint
  • Microsoft has been seeking to develop chips for Azure servers
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Microsoft Corp. lured away a veteran semiconductor designer from Apple Inc. as it looks to expand its own server-chips efforts, according to people with knowledge of the matter. 

Mike Filippo will work on processors within Microsoft’s Azure group, run by Rani Borkar, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the move hasn’t been announced. A Microsoft spokesman confirmed the hire of Filippo, who also has worked at Arm Ltd. and Intel Corp.