At IDF Brian Krzanich gave the keynote. I won't summarize the whole thing here but just talk about one part that was something they had actually managed to keep secret ahead of time: Quark.
Quark is a synthesizable core. It uses 1/10th power of Atom and is 1/5 size. Now I am writing this, I don't know if this is a fair comparison or one of these "Quark in 14nm is 1/5 size of Atom in 22nm" sort of comparisons. It is designed for new markets such as wearable computing, ingestible and disposable medical devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). I assume it is an Intel Architecture but I have no idea exactly what.
So is Intel entering the processor licensing business?
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