INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM – Intel Corporation executives today outlined the company's plan to deliver a steady cadence of new mobile hardware and software technologies and told the thousands of developers and industry leaders gathered here that advances in Intel technology will help break down barriers around complexity, bringing new opportunities for innovation, collaboration and speed-to-market.
The announcements included a new family of 22nm multi-core SoCs for tablets, 2 in 1s, all-in-ones, desktops and other compute devices, new Chromebooks using processors based on the Haswell microarchitecture and the availability of 4th generation Intel® Core™ vPro processors for business users. Disclosures were detailed in speeches by Doug Fisher, corporate vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group, Hermann Eul, corporate vice president and general manager of the Mobile and Communications Group, and Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group.
Other disclosures included new capabilities added to the Intel cloud services platform that address developers' needs to cater to the growing enterprise and service provider markets, and a range of new software tools and capabilities across multiple operating environments, including Android, Chrome* and Windows.
"As mobility becomes more personal and personalized, Intel is innovating to address this shift by creating a set of new services, user experiences and designs for consumers and also IT managers and business users to choose from,' said Fisher. "Our strategy is to help ensure Intel® architecture offers the best experience across all devices, operating environments and price points.'
Doug Fisher, Corporate VP and GM, Software and Services Group
Fisher outlined the growing business opportunities that multiple ecosystems present to the developers as users demand a consistent experience across all their devices. He announced a series of Intel software tools, technologies and initiatives that will help developers create cross-platform experiences.
Fisher cited as an example the Intel XDK NEW software tool that is part of the new Intel HTML5 development environment and helps developers create HTML5 apps that can be written once and run across devices and operating environments.
Fisher introduced the latest lineup of Chromebooks using Intel processors based on the Haswell microarchitecture, including a lead design from HP*, followed by systems from Acer*, ASUS* and Toshiba*. Chromebooks are another example of Intel's unique software strategy to support multiple operating environments that run best on Intel architecture, thereby increasing user choice.
Welcoming Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai to the stage, Fisher emphasized Intel's commitment to helping ensure the best Google experience is available on Intel architecture, with Android and Chromebooks. Next to Google, Intel is a large contributor to Android and has been working closely with Google and the developer ecosystem to optimize Intel architecture for Android and Chrome.