Chipmaker Intel has established a new business division to leverage ‘the internet of things’, the technology that connects everything from lawnmowers to ventilation systems via the internet.
Employees within the group will report to Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel.
Last month, Krzanich had said that in targeting the ‘internet of things’ and the wearable computing opportunity, there is also a chance to spark a new way of thinking at Intel to embrace open standards in a bigger way. To not do so, he said, would mean missing the future of computing.
“Every two years we have to invent new things using new tools and processes,” he said.
Krzanich had also predicted a future where billions of sensors and machine-to-machine devices powered by technologies like its new Galileo dev board will in turn feed large volumes of data back into analytics for big data systems and services.