Intel President Renée James on smart cities

Intel President Renée says the chip major will partner with the cities of Dublin and London to build a reference solution for smart cities.

By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in megacities.

“Developments in semiconductor technology will further advance machine-to-machine data management in smart cities. Intel is partnering with the cities of Dublin and London to build a reference solution that could revolutionize urban management, providing citizens with better cities and improved municipal services with lower costs,” said Intel President Renée James, speaking at Intel Developer Forum.

Meanwhile, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says the company will introduce Bay Trail, Intel’s first 22nm system-on-a-chip (SoC) for mobile devices – this week.

Krzanich said from data centers to ultra-mobile devices such as tablets, phones and wearables, computing segments are undergoing game-changing transitions.

Intel President Renée James

Sharing Intel strategy, Krzanich laid out Intel’s vision and described how Intel is addressing each dynamic market segment – such as accelerating Intel’s progress in ultra-mobile devices – with new products over the next year and beyond, including a new, lower-power product family.

Smartphones and tablets are not the end-state. The next wave of computing is still being defined. Wearable computers and sophisticated sensors and robotics are some of the initial applications, he said.

Intel announced the Intel Quark processor family. The new lower-power products will extend Intel’s reach to growing segments from the industrial Internet-of-Things to wearable computing.

The chip major will sample form-factor reference boards based on the first product in this family during the fourth quarter of this year to help partners accelerate development of tailored, optimized solutions initially aimed at the industrial, energy and transportation segments.

Intel demonstrated a 14nm-based Broadwell system. Broadwell set to begin production by the end of this year. The first Broadwell products will deliver higher performance, longer battery life and low platform power points for 2 in 1 and fanless devices, Ultrabooks and various PC designs.

Intel’s datacenter business, which generates more than $10 billion in revenues annually, develops solutions that help businesses keep pace with the increasing demands for cloud services and for managing data generated from billions of users and connected devices worldwide.

Intel’s goal is to re-architect the datacenter to enable a common, software-defined foundation for both datacenters and cloud service providers that spans servers, networking, storage and security.

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