Shara Tibken, CNET
January 17, 2014
Intel's wearables demo at the Consumers Electronics Show generated a lot of buzz, but it turns out that not all devices had "Intel Inside."
The Santa Clara, Calif., semiconductor giant used ARM-based chips for some of the demos, the company confirmed, though it declined to specify which wearables used such chips. PCMag first reported the news.
Intel downplayed the use of the ARM chips. The company has held an ARM license for many years, and its Infineon acquisition also uses ARM. The smartwatch Intel showed at CES used an Infineon system-on-chip with an ARM core that has been on the market for a while, Intel spokesman Bill Calder told CNET. He noted that the watch was used to demonstrate geofencing and that Intel didn't talk about any plans to bring that specific device to market with partners.
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