Intel CEO Paul Otellini is continuing his push to create a continuum of computing based on Intel Architecture, and said the company’s upcoming “Sandy Chip” processor is another step in that direction.
In his opening keynote at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Sept. 13, 2010, Otellini talked about the transformation of his company from one that builds chips for PCs and servers into one that creates the platform upon which other tech vendors cans build their products. “We’re becoming a solutions provider,” he said. “We want to deliver full solution stacks.”
Recent high-profile acquisitions announced by Intel – including Wind River last year, and Infineon Technologies’ wireless business and security software maker McAfee this year – are examples of Intel’s push to become a solutions provider.
“Sandy Bridge,” now called 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor, also is a step in that direction. The 32-nanometer chip, which will begin shipping in products in early 2011, integrates a range of features that normally occupy their own spaces, including computing, graphics, management and power.
For more, read the eWeek article Intel CEO Otellini Talks “Sandy Bridge,” Expanded Industry Reach.