Intel CEO Brian Krzanich shows Curie module for wearables

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich today introduced Intel Curie module, a button-sized hardware product for wearable solutions and other innovations from the chip company at CES 2015.

The other innovations announced by Intel CEO include new applications for Intel RealSense cameras spanning robots, flying multi-copter drones and 3-D immersive experiences.

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Intel Curie module

Intel will ship Curie module, a tiny hardware product based on Intel’s purpose-built system-on-chip (SoC) for wearable devices, will ship in the second half of this year and includes the Intel Quark SE SoC, Bluetooth low-energy radio, sensors and battery charging.

Intel and Oakley announced a wearables collaboration. Colin Baden, CEO of Oakley, said they are working on an intelligent product, available later this year, designed to enhance athletes’ performance.

Intel plans $300 million investment

The chip company plans to invest $300 million to build female and under-represented engineers and computer scientists and set new goals for 2020. As part of giving more representation in senior positions, the global chip maker will retain more women and under-represented minorities. Intel will fund programs to support more representation within the technology and gaming industries.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich holds the Intel Curie button-sized prototype
“Our goal is to help solve real problems and enable experiences that are truly desired by people and businesses. In order to do this, we must also do more to lead the growth of diversity and inclusion within the technology industry. Women and under-represented minorities will continue to play a greater role as consumers, influencers, creators and leaders,” said Brian Krzanich.

Krzanich demonstrated a range of capabilities that will be introduced in products by the end of the year, including True Key, a newly announced cross-platform application by Intel Security to address the hassle of passwords. The True Key application uses personal factors like the face, device or fingerprint to make logging in easier and safer.

Intel’s CEO said Intel RealSense cameras and new immersive applications can be found in a growing number of 2 in 1s, tablets, notebooks and all-in-one PCs, including many powered by the new 5th generation Intel Core processors available this quarter. Additional commentary on new innovations enabled by Intel RealSense technology and cameras is available here.

At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show, Intel unveiled a wearable device collaboration with Oakley, a product design and sport performance eyewear brand, a 3-D collaboration with HP, and highlighted True Key, a cross-platform application by Intel Security that uses personal factors like the face, device or fingerprint to make logging in safer.

Baburajan K
editor@gizmolead.com

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