Microsoft has recently decided the downstream partners for its development of the Windows on Arm (WOA) platform with Taiwan-based vendors only invited to play minor roles in the project, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
The sources revealed that Microsoft will let the three major ARM processor makers, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, pick two notebook partners for development projects with one being the major partner and the other being a minor partner, depending on the makers' investment of technical resources.
Qualcomm selected Samsung Electronics and Sony, Texas Instruments, Toshiba and Samsung and Nvidia, Lenovo and Acer, of these, Samsung, Toshiba and Lenovo are the major partners.
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