How This Tiny Chip Can Make A Big Impact in Wearable Tech
The tech press and Twitter is a buzz this morning with latest announcement from Intel about its ultra-small chip, called Quark. Unveiled at IDF 2013, Intel’s top leaders, CEO Brain Krzanich and Intel President Renee James explained how Quark (one fifth the size of the Atom chip) can position Intel as a key ingredient in wearable tech and the internet of things.
Here is what other press outlets and tech blogs are saying about Quark.
“Intel just announced its smallest silicon yet. It’s called Quark, and it’s one-fifth the size of the company’s existing Atom chips, and uses one-tenth the power. Intel CEO Bryan Krzanich just pulled out the tiny Quark X1000 chip at the 2013 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, and explained that it’s for the internet of things,”
“The hits keep coming from IDF. After showing off svelte new 14nm silicon built for laptops, CEO Brian Krzanich announced a brand new SoC series named Quark. It’s the smallest SoC the company has ever built, one-fifth the size of an Atom chip, and is built upon an open architecture meant so spur its use.”
“Intel is working on a new line of ultra-small and ultra-low-power microchips for wearable devices like smartwatches and bracelets, a bid by the company to make sure it will be at the crest of the next big technology wave after arriving late to the smartphone and tablet revolution.”
“Intel Corp.’s (INTC) new leaders have vowed to take the company into new markets, and Tuesday they are revealing a key vehicle: a line of ultra-small chips called Quark that can be used in wearable devices, skin patches or even swallowed to gather medical data. The Silicon Valley company says Quark will be used to jump on emerging wearable, industrial and medical applications that could require billions of tiny calculating engines in coming years.”
“Intel just announced a new system on a chip for the internet of things. This is a big moment for the chip giant, signaling a change in its business midel and new architecture.”
“The new lower-power products will address wearable gadgets, as well as industrial “internet of things devices, new Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said during his keynote speech.”
“Reports of Moore’s Law demise have been greatly exaggerated. In its opening Developers Forum Forum keynote presentation at San Francisco’s Moscone West Center today, Intel unvieled its newest class of minuscule Quark processors. And at 14nm, the Quark could well make most any device smarter.”
Watch Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich on how he foresees the Quark chip being used in the Internet of Things and wearable technology.