Chip designer ARM has signed a new agreement with Microsoft. Although details of the agreement will remain confidential, it's described as giving Microsoft closer access to ARM's technology. The two companies have worked together since 1997.
Mike Muller, ARM's CTO, said "Microsoft is an important member of the ARM ecosystem, and has been for many years. With this architecture license, Microsoft will be at the forefront of applying and working with ARM technology in concert with a broad range of businesses addressing multiple application areas."
KD Hallman, general manager at Microsoft, said "ARM is an important partner for Microsoft and we deliver multiple operating systems on the company’s architecture, most notably Windows Embedded and Windows Phone. With closer access to the ARM technology we will be able to enhance our research and development activities for ARM-based products."