SAN FRANCISCO — Intel's new chief executive made his public debut at the company's annual developer forum here, carving out an image as a straight shooter loaded for bear. "Our plan is to lead in every segment of computing," he said in his first keynote as the CEO.
Brian Krzanich, widely known as just BK, fired off examples to make his point. He showed Intel's first working 14nm processor, Broadwell, running in a notebook computer. He talked about Intel's work in tablets and servers, and he announced the development of Quark, a new x86 family for the Internet of Things.
With the microserver SoCs and silicon photonics shown at the event, Intel aims to expand its dominant position it currently holds in the cloud computing market. Whether it can inject new life into the PC and become a leader in the next generation of mobile systems remains to be seen.
The following pages provide a virtual tour of the first day of the Intel Developer Forum, where we saw new work in 60 GHz wireless technology from Panasonic, NVM Express flash from EMC, and a variety of computing initiatives from Intel.
Krzanich showed a 14nm Broadwell SoC (which he said will ship this year) running in a notebook and offering a 30 percent drop in power concumption.