Intel has been having a hard time trying to catch up with it’s rivals in the ARM side of the fence in relation to mobile devices, most especially with smartphones. The chip maker, however, is quite intent on recovering lost time and is planning to strike hard at a rising device category: wearables.
The fact that Intel will be flaunting some wearable technology at CES next week comes from from the mouth of the company CEO himself, Brian Krzanich. Krzanich has the unenviable task of steering the company towards a world that is moving more and more towards non-traditional computing devices, in an arena that Intel has long held reign. It has been making some progress in the tablet space, which is a sort of in the middle ground between fully mobile devices and, lets say, a laptop computer. It still has to reach the critical mass in smartphones and yet it is already setting it eyes on an even more esoteric device category.
Intel has been busy laying the groundwork for such an endeavor. At last Septembers Intel Developers Forum , the company unveiled the Intel Quark, which is an ultra small and ultra low-power microchip that is clearly intended to be the driving force in future Intel-powered technologies such as wearable devices and even ingestible medical tools. Immediately following that, the company added to its roster former engineers and designers who have worked on Nike FuelBand, as well as Oakley Airwave Goggles.
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