engine - 2:07 pm on Jul 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
Microsoft Does A Deal With Mobile Phone Chipmaker, Arm [bbc.co.uk]
Microsoft has signed a deal with chip designer Arm that will give it in-depth access to processor blueprints.
The licensing deal means Microsoft can look at the entire instruction set that Arm chips use.
Arm designs the chips that power the vast majority of the world's mobile phones as well as an increasing number of netbooks and tablet computers.