REDMOND, Washington (

TheStreet

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Microsoft

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plans to demonstrate next month a new Windows operating system that relies less on chip technology from

Intel

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and more on chips based on designs from

ARM Holdings

(ARMH)

of the U.K., reports say.

Microsoft's new version of Windows targets low-power devices and adds support for chips based on designs from ARM as well as x86 chip technology offered by Intel and

Advanced Micro Devices

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the

Wall Street Journal

reports, citing people briefed on Microsoft's plans.

Microsoft's software would be tailored for battery-powered devices, such as tablet computers from

Apple

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and other handhelds, people familiar with the company's plans told

Bloomberg

.

Microsoft will debut the software at the Consumer Electronics Show next month, the

Journal

and

Bloomberg

report. The new software, however, isn't expected to be available for two years.

Microsoft, Intel and ARM declined to comment.

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