Intel at CES: All About Wearable, Mobile Computing Devices

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2014-01-09

A running narrative for Intel in the past few years has been how the chip maker, which has long dominated the PC and server businesses, missed out on the booming market for mobile devices, particularly smartphones. Since becoming CEO in May 2013, Brian Krzanich moved to ensure that Intel isn’t caught flat-footed again and created a division for new devices and diving headlong into ultra-portable computing, new PC form factors, the Internet of things and wearable devices. Much of that was on display Jan. 6, when Krzanich gave his keynote at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. He showed off new reference designs for smart earbuds and headsets, a computer based on Intel's new Quark chip family that fits onto a Secure Digital (SD) memory chip, a user-facing 3D camera and notebooks that can toggle between Windows and Android. Wearable computing devices promise to become a booming market in the next few years, but for that to happen, they need to include features people want and that will help solve problems they're facing, Krzanich said. The best way to address this is by making everything smart, he said, and Intel wants to be the foundation of all those smart devices. (Photos by Intel)


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