And the latest thing Intel’s out of is Wind River and its Linux embedded software used in much of the IoT.
Wind River trails in the wake of a multi-decade litany of failed diversifications: watches, mobile APs, PLDs, ASICs, XScale, LCOS, WiMAX, CLECs, VOIP, STB, wearables and foundry.
Mind you getting out of IoT software is par for the course at Intel which sniffs at sub-50% margins. IoT is just another name for cheapo networking and Intel doesn’t do cheapo.
Unless, of course, it’s actually bribing customers to take stuff as it did with mobile APs.
The only nice fat, juicy, high margin business left for Intel, or anyone else for that matter, is datacentre – representing a $45 billion annual market for companies supplying components for servers.
“This move is designed to sharpen our focus on growth opportunities that align to Intel’s datacentric strategy,” says Tom Lantzsch, senior vice president and general manager of the Internet of Things Group at Intel.
Quite so. Silly to bother with anything else really.