Intel announced that will focus its future research and developments efforts on cloud technology and the PC will become just a part of this connected world.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced in a blog post on Tuesday, April 26, his vision for company's future. According to him, the future Intel products will continue to be bound by Moore's Law, stating that the density of transistors in an electronic circuit will double approximately every two years.
PCMag reports that according to Krzanich, Intel's products of the future will be focused on the cloud and data centers. The cloud will provide a medium for data used by PCs and other devices part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Chips used in computer vision, medical imagine and speech recognition devices, field-programmable gate arrays and memory modules will all connect to the cloud using 5G networks. Intel is already designing a new generation of base stations, mobile chips and other infrastructure.
According to Krzanich, connectivity is making devices more valuable by connecting them to the cloud and providing computer power. Moore's law will continue to apply to devices connected to the cloud and Intel will continue to benefit from this law of economics.
Krzanich's vision matches Intel's announcement made last month that it will from today's 14-nanometer chips to the 10-nanometer chips of the future, slowing down the pace of new chip releases. A slower release pace will ensure that Intel's research and development projects are not affecting negatively its efforts to increase sales of its current products.
The cloud is nothing new, since it has been around for years. Intel has already discusses its 5G and IoT plans before. In this context, Krzanich's manifesto can be seen as a strategy to strengthen Intel's leadership in the semiconductor industry.
According to PCWorld, in Krzanich's vision Intel cannot be considered anymore a PC company. The high-tech company is transforming into a company that powers the cloud and the connected smart computing devices.