Intel cancels IDF in San Francisco

Intel logoIntel has cancelled its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) developer events. Earlier in the year, the company said that it wasn't going to hold an IDF in China this year, but now even the San Francisco event (which was planned to be held in mid-August) has been scrapped. The announcement was spotted by Anandtech.

In the past, Intel has used IDF to launch each year's new processor architecture along with other big product announcements such as Optane non-volatile storage. The difficulties of physics have made it harder for the company to offer an annual architecture refresh, however. Intel has experienced delays in deploying new manufacturing processes and slow, extended rollouts of new chip designs.

Intel cancels IDF in San Francisco

While the company earlier said that it would not have a Chinese event, the San Francisco IDF was still being planned, albeit with a "new format," in the early months of 2017. It appears now that this "new format" is in fact "non-existence."

Justifying the change, the company told Anandtech that the cancellation occurred because Intel is no longer so heavily PC-centric, with a wider range of products spanning FPGAs, Optane storage, Internet-of-Things microcontrollers, wireless communications, and more. As such, Intel says that it is going to move to a greater variety of smaller, more focused events. Its recent Manufacturing Day event, wherein the company argued that it was keeping Moore's Law alive even in spite of the slowdown in deploying new processes, is an example of this approach.

Still, it was useful for attendees to have a diverse range of Intel experts available at a common location at the same time. And even if the company has a wider focus, it feels like a single event could still address these diverse needs through different developer tracks.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Intel

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
BiCS3 X4 technology delivers storage capacity of 768 gigabits on a single chip
 
 
 
The country’s transport minister addressed the issue in a statement today
 
With a new foundry business unit, Samsung wants to be a "no. 2" in chip manufacturing
 
But will consumers want to share their home layout with everyone?
 
The fourth O preview will hopefully fix some bugs, marks stable support library release
 
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)