Following up Yahoo and Apple on Monday, Intel has some mergers and acquisitions news to wrap up before the year is done too.
The processor giant buying Hacker League, a private organization that plans and organizes hackathons. Examples of previous events have not been limited to enterprise customers either.
Intel executives last month began to lay out the company's strategy around the Internet of Things, including growing its new family of Quark chips and extending the capabilities in some of its Atom products.
Now the giant chip maker is creating a new business unit specifically aimed at the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT Solutions Group will bring together Intel's Intelligent Systems Group and Wind River software business and will address all elements of the burgeoning IoT space, from hardware and software to services, according to the company.
Intel’s Galileo open-source computer for the hacker and do-it-yourself crowd can now be ordered for $69.90, and is scheduled to ship at the end of November.
The Galileo computer is an unenclosed circuit board that’s a little larger than a credit card, and uses Intel’s extremely low-power Quark processor. The board is a competitor to the popular $25 Raspberry Pi open-source PC, and is targeted at the community of makers and enthusiasts who make computing devices ranging from robots and health monitors to home media centers and PCs.
Intel has announced its Atom C2000 family of server system on chip (SoC) processors, formerly known as Avoton, which target the relatively new but growing microserver segment of the industry.
The 22nm SoCs are the successor to the Atom S1200 Centerton chips and Intel claims they offer a substantial performance boost, fitting in up to eight Silvermont cores and running at higher clock speeds of up to 2.4GHz while operating in a power envelope between 6W and 20W.
An optical interconnect introduced by Intel on Wednesday may someday slim down cabling throughout data centers if the company can get enough vendors to mass-produce it.