Intel Now Has a Chip Designed For Wearables

The power & performance of the computing parts that go into wearables are the limiting factor currently. As you may have read in my last post about a company making flexible batteries for wearables, I’m now going to talk about Intel’ new “Quark” chip that’s designed for wearable tech.

Intel's Processor Designed for Wearable Tech

Intel’s Processor Designed for Wearable Tech

The Quark chip is about 1/5 the size of Intel’s smallest chip to date, the Intel Atom processor. They use 1/10th the power, each has a single core, single thread, a 32-bit processor & is the size of a thumbnail!

This enables usage beyond wearables but into the IoT (Internet of Things), such as being used to connect household devices like coffee pots & microwaves to the internet so they can be accessed via Bluetooth.

 

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