Ever since Brian Krzanich took up the post of CEO at Intel earlier this year, the chipmaker has moved away from only manufacturing chipsets to exploring newer avenues. After creating a separate new devices unit headed by Mike Bell, the company has now set up a new business division called Internet of Things Solutions Group with the aim of creating new technology for connected devices, Reuters reports. Also Read - Intel exec reveals mobile gamers want to shift to PCs; pandemic accelerated the process
The report quotes Doug Davis, the group’s general manager, as saying that the group is working at connecting everything from bathroom scales to a skyscraper s ventilation system via the Internet. This group brings together Intel s hardware and software divisions and will be directly reporting directly to Krzanich.
Intel has recently also turned its attention to wearable technology, and back in September it unveiled the Quark chipset, which is meant for computing devices like smartwatches. The Quark X1000 chipset is one-fifth the size of its existing Atom chipsets and uses just one-tenth the amount of power.