/// With New Chips, Intel Aims for "The Internet of Things"

October 8, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Intel on Tuesday announced details on two of the company’s latest low-power chips lines, part of its ongoing effort to put more of its silicon into smaller devices. The two product lines — the Atom processor E3800 and the Quark SoC X1000 — are designed to implement low-power, small-core chips into devices and sensors that don’t require Intel’s traditionally beefy chip horsepower. That could include in-home connected devices such as thermostats and lighting fixtures, or devices used in industrial settings such as transportation or energy sectors. The Atom and Quark lines are the latest in Intel’s continuing push towards creating processors for smaller devices, a radical shift for a company which has traditionally thrived creating high-power, heavy-duty chips for the desktop computing industry. As consumers have moved towards mobile devices, Intel has struggled to catch up in the mobile space, while companies like ARM Holdings have advanced rapidly with its popular low-power chip architecture designs. Intel has stepped up its efforts to move into smaller devices in recent years, however, focusing extensively on smartphones and tablets with its Atom line of chips.

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With New Chips, Intel Aims for "The Internet of Things"



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