Last month, tech giant Apple introduced new MacBook laptops that use its own silicon, or chips, designed in-house, replacing those run on Intel Corp microprocessors. Chips for Apple accounted for 4% of Intel’s total sales in 2019. Apple is not alone in abandoning Intel. Long-time partner Microsoft’s Surface Pro X tablet PC now sports a custom-designed chip just as Google’s new Chromebooks.

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