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Intel to showcase “innovative wearables” at CES

Intel has teased that it will launch a selection of “innovative wearables” at CES 2014.

According to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, the company will be making a move into the wearable technology sector next week.

“Wearables is wide open. What you will see at CES is that we are actually going to bring some very innovative wearables to the show that are developed and manufactured here,” said Krzanich.

Although the Intel CEO failed to offer any more information apart from this tantalising titbit, he has got some huge goals to aim for with Intel.

Speaking to Re/code, Krzanich said his main aim is to move Intel into the mobile world, as other companies have already moved into manufacturing mobile chips.

Intel once dominated the now slow-growth PC market and Krzanich is looking to make up some of that lost time at CES 2014.

Along with those “innovative wearables”, Intel will also announce the latest in the Quark chip line it originally launched in early 2013.

Intel aims to introduce these new Quark chips into new devices like wearables and other machines.

“Our view is that Quark can make almost anything smart. We’ll show you some things that you would never have thought could become smart and communicate.”

Krzanich has also set Intel a rather ambitious goal of powering 40 million tablets sold in 2014. Some of this plan will be announced at CES.

“What you will see at CES [are] tablets that are doing some things that you didn’t think possible. We’ll bring some new innovations in imaging, for example. That’s about all I can tell you for now.”

Intel does realise that the smartphone market will be tough to crack, especially as companies like Qualcomm have already made alliances with the major smartphone manufacturers.

“The phone space is tough because it is consolidated. If you really want to make inroads in [smartphones], you need to win one of the two big guys [Samsung and Apple].”

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