Intel Wearable Competition Down to Final 10

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2014-10-27

At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich laid out the giant chip maker's ambitions in the burgeoning Internet of things (IoT) and wearable computing markets. The company had been late to the mobile computing trend with smartphones and tablets, and executives have been determined not to miss this new opportunity. Intel has built a business unit dedicated to IoT, created the Quark family of chips for IoT, rolled out the Galileo and Edison IoT development platforms, and has showcased its role in a range of wearable devices, from fashion bracelets to smartwatches to ear buds. On Oct. 21, Intel announced $28 million in investments in several Chinese companies that are making smart devices. Also at CES, Intel announced a contest called "Make It Wearable," which included $1.3 million in awards to the best wearable computing designs. The chip maker recently announced the 10 finalists in the competition, with the winners scheduled to be announced Nov. 3. This eWEEK slide show shows the wearable devices that made the top 10 list. (Images by Intel)


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