In an unusual move, Microsoft (MSFT) has reportedly allowed its chip partners for building...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

In an unusual move, Microsoft (MSFT) has reportedly allowed its chip partners for building ARM-based (ARMH) Windows 8 hardware to decide which notebook vendors they want to work with. Qualcomm (QCOM) reportedly chose Samsung and Sony (SNE); Texas Instruments (TXN) chose Toshiba and Samsung; and Nvidia (NVDA) chose Lenovo and Acer. (software issues)