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Intel looks back at 2014 and shares a recap of its big moments

By Martin James David - on 12 Dec 2014, 4:33pm

Intel looks back at 2014 and shares a recap of its big moments

In a media briefing, Intel Philippines Country Manager Calum Chisholm recaps Intel's big moments for the year 2014.

In a media briefing, Intel looked back at 2014 and shared a recap of its biggest moments for 2014.

First on the list is the company's target of shipping 40 million tablets with Intel Atom processors. This goal was announced during CES 2014. By the 3rd quarter of 2014, Intel has already shipped more than 30 million tablets. It isn't just tablets that Intel had in mind as it also continued to improve its chips across all mobile form factors. This year, Intel launched the world's first 14nm Intel Core M processors for Ultrabooks, notebooks, and 2-in-1s. There's also the Intel Atom Z3000 family for tablets and smartphones. Intel also announced its new mobile SoC named SoFIA that features an integrated dual-core Intel Atom processor with a global 3G modem, and will be powering entry and value level smartphones and tablets. Continuing its drive for better performance and efficiency, Intel has been relentlessly pushing in improving process technology, which has resulted in the world's first 14nm process technology.

Taking user experience to the next level, Intel launched its RealSense technology. From advanced depth cameras enabling precise hand and finder gestures to dual array microphones, 3D scanning, facial recognition, and tightly integrated voice control, this technology allows us to develop devices that understand us.In the past few months, wearables have started to bloom in number. Intel is also pushing forward in this space with its partnerships with Fossil Group, Inc., Opening Ceremony, and SMS Audio LLC and acquisition of BASIS Science Inc. to develop devices across various industries.

Intel Edison development board in the size of a tiny SD card sized housing.

To drive innovation in the wearables and perceptual space, Intel issued a series of global calls to action with its Make it Wearable, Analytics for Wearables, and RealSense Technology App challenges. To enable this innovation, Intel announced Intel Edison, an affordable and tiny dual core, Quark-based computer housed in an SD card form factor.

The growth of connectivity has been astounding in recent years and to further foster this growth, Intel joined the Open Interconnect Consortium and the Industrial Internet Consortium to drive the use of connected technologies across different industries.

Lastly, Intel didn't forget the enterprise market as it launched its Intel Xeon Processor E7 v2 and E5-2600/1600 v3 product families to address the requirements of diverse workloads and rapidly evolving needs of datacenters.