Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) featured their ARM chips inside some of the wearable demos featured at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. The tech company confirmed that some of the products featured the chips but wouldn’t confirm which ones did.
Intel chips featured in future products
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s representative Bill Calder downplayed the details, however one unnamed source claimed smart headset Jarvis features the Intel chip. Jarvis syncs with smartphones to interact with the phone, look up locations, get directions, as well as perform a number of other functions. It should be noted that Jarvis isn’t an actual product yet, it’s a reference design that’s awaiting buy-up from one of Intel’s partners who would then turn it into a real gadget.
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The chip maker still has the license for the ARM chip design architecture. Calder thinks Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s new chief executive officer Brian Krzanich plans to move cutting edge technology faster to market. He explained, “The goal is to get into the market as fast as possible with innovative designs and technologies. If that means using a third-party [chip] that’s customized by Intel with all the software and product integration done by Intel, … then we’ll do it.”
Future still looks uncertain
Other sources from the industry wondered if Intel has chips that are low powered enough to work with smartwatches or even headsets. It wasn’t confirmed whether their shown devices featured the X86 chip.
Initially, the Santa Clara-based tech company only made chips for personal computers and laptops. Thanks to the lagging computer sales and the increased interest in mobile devices, Intel started to put their focus on the more profitable world of mobile. Unfortunately, the tech giant has been struggling to show results. It doesn’t help that many devices, particularly the most popular devices, run on ARM rivals like QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930), and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).