Intel extends platform support IoT to fifteen years
Intel significantly increased the life cycle of their platforms for the Internet of things (IoT): from seven to fifteen years. With this step, the manufacturer hopes to cause the location of companies, designing and producing solutions for IoT, as well as to encourage the use of this product in Intel platform.
According to industry representatives, the extension of the period of support requires Intel a significant cost increase. How productive will be this technique is unclear.
IoT is a promising engine of growth for the industry, prompting companies such as Intel, Qualcomm and Microsoft to active actions to capture the market. However, in recent years the development of IoT has slowed — mainly due to the lack of comprehensive standards that guarantee interoperability at the level of platforms and individual devices. In turn, this undermines the confidence of participants in the supply chain the prospects for the direction.
Returning to Intel, it should be mentioned that the new period of support extends to all existing and future platforms for the IoT, including the Xeon E3, Core, Pentium, Celeron and Atom. In the last quarter, sales of platforms for IoT Intel brought $ 721 million, 11% more than a year ago. At the same time, it is less than 5% of the revenue of the company.