Feeds

WAIT! What's that sound? It's Intel stomping into the 'Internet of Things'

We're not going to be left behind this time, chief exec vows

New hybrid storage solutions

Intel has set up an entire business unit to make sure that it doesn't miss out on the the whole "internet of things" movement.

The chipmaker wants to make sure that it's not behind the curve on efforts to create a vast army of network-connected gadgets and sensors – ideally everything from remote-controllable toasters to your nose-hair trimmers. Thus, Chipzilla is building an entire division devoted to making money from the trend.

"[Chief exec Brian] Krzanich is saying, 'I want a higher level of focus on this to help us grow it and put the level of attention on it that it deserves'," the new internet-of-things solutions group boss Doug Davis told Reuters.

Although it's a whopping great big company with fingers in a lot of pies, like many other tech firms, Intel was a bit slow to pick up on the consumer switch to mobile and kept trying to push laptop tech such as its Ultrabooks. Since Krzanich came in as chief in May, the company has made building chips for portable devices a higher priority and it has started work on power-sipping microchips suitable for use in wearable devices including smartwatches. ®

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Hey, Scots. Microsoft's Bing thinks you'll vote NO to independence
World's top Google-finding website calls it for the UK
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
OECD lashes out at tax avoiding globocorps' location-flipping antics
You hear that, Amazon, Google, Microsoft et al?
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.