Intel will ship its low-cost Sofia mobile chip to device makers by the end of this year, so smartphones and tablets priced less than $US100 could be on the market early next year.
Intel is developing a family of sensor chips that the company hopes will ultimately be used in robots, wearables, drones and other electronics.
For Intel's CEO, the recipe for success in wearables mirrors a strategy that made it the dominant player in PCs decades ago.
Intel showed off the first PC containing a next-generation chip based on the upcoming Skylake architecture, set to be in PCs and tablets in the second half of next year.
Smartphone success has eluded Intel for years, but the company's CEO hopes to reverse its fortunes by drawing lessons from an aggressive strategy that made it a major player in the tablet market.
Intel has designed its latest server chips to provide the building blocks to modernize "legacy data centers" by providing more processing cores, throughput and power-saving features.
Intel may not have a reputation for being cool along the lines of, say, Apple, but its developer forum next week will showcase wearables, robots and other innovative electronics indicative of the markets it wants to break into.
Intel's new Core M chips -- which bring PC-like performance to paper-thin tablets -- will initially be in many Windows 8.1 tablets, but no Android devices are yet on the radar.
Nvidia has sued Samsung and Qualcomm for allegedly infringing seven of its patents related to GPUs, and is trying to block the sale of some Samsung products in the U.S.
It's been a long wait for mainstream PCs that use Intel Core processors based on the Broadwell architecture, but Dell has listed laptops that could ship with the unreleased chips early next year.
Google has partnered with scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara to build new processors for use in quantum computing systems.
Imagination Technologies hopes to catch up with ARM and Intel in the mobile space with its first MIPS 64-bit processor core design, which could be in tablets and smartphones by 2016.
Advanced Micro Devices is targeting mid-range desktops with its latest high-end FX chips based on the Piledriver architecture.
Intel is shipping its fastest PC processor to date and its first with eight cores.
With the Chinese government turning up the heat on foreign IT vendors, citing security concerns, IBM is finding help from an unlikely source: a competitor, local server vendor Inspur.
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