Intel Stakes Future on Internet of Things at Developers' Forum

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) --  Intel  (INTC) Chief Executive Brian Krzanich used his platform Tuesday at the company's annual developers' forum to try and personalize the semiconductor giant's newest technological advancements, as well as involve Intel in a million-dollar contest to raise interest in the company's Internet of Things (IoT) philosophy.

Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum, IDF15, in San Francisco, Krzanich laid out three assumptions that Intel is focusing on with regards to the future of computing: sensification, or computers that can see, hear and touch; smart and connected technologies that will link everything together; and the "extension of you" via wearables and other personal technology products.

"We want to push further than ever before," Krzanich said. "One thing is clear: computing is everywhere. It's in our bags, our clothes, our homes. Computers and the computing experience is becoming personalized."

As part of Intel's work with connected devices, Krzanich showed off a smartphone camera running Google's (GOOGProject Tango platform that used Intel's RealSense recognition technology, as well as one of the company's new Curie modules. Curie is a processor that's about half the size of a fingernail and includes a Bluetooth radio, battery charger and Quark device. Curie aims to act as a sensor hub and semiconductor platform. Krzanich said it would be available in the fourth quarter of this year.

The concept of the Internet of Things was never far from Krzanich's mind, during his keynote presentation. Among the smart devices running Intel technology that Krzanich showed off included a security bracelet that unlocks a computer when using a wearer's biometrics for identification. To show the bracelet's effectiveness, Krzanich put the bracelet on and was unable to access the computer used in the demonstration.

"IoT is critical to Intel's future," said Tim Bajarin, directors of technology research firm Creative Strategies. "The major takeaway is that Intel believes security, RealSense and IoT will be important to their future and help Intel expand and diversify their business."

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