Intel Corporation is making some exciting moves in order to get ahead of the IoT (Internet of Things) market. The company is also expected to release its next generation of desktop processors shortly after the new year. The public had gone without any official details until recently. This held a lot of speculation over chips like the highly-awaited, new Kaby Lake processors. The Kaby Lake S-series of server chips is thought to be Intel’s next bid at coming out on top of the IoT segment.
Intel recently shared it Q3 earnings where new revenue records arose across its business. The 52 weeks leading to the end of the September quarter showed a 9% rise in annual profits. The company raked in nearly $16 billion in revenue over the third quarter, a new quarterly record. Intel Corporation expects to make a further $15.7 billion over the Christmas quarter.
Intel is ready to launch a range of new products to be applied in the IoT industry. These include the premium Purely-based server chips, the Lewisburg-based processor sets, and the Kaby lake S series.
Intel eats up rivals
The company is also expanding itself with new acquisitions that specialize in IoT developments. Intel’s buyouts place it in heated competition with giants IBM and Qualcomm. The latter company has relayed clear intentions to further itself in the space of Internet of Things and has just closed its $47 billion adoption of NXP.
Qualcomm recently lost its former executive Murthy Renduchintala to Intel. Renduchintala now plays a vital role in overseeing the chip maker’s IoT business. However, Intel has been buying out a number of significant entities as well. The firms has brought in several external companies like Altera, Itsees, Lantiq, Nervana Systems and Yogitech. Acquiring these firms allows the business to position itself into key sectors of the IoT market.
New Kaby Lake chip are coming
Official details about the next generation of Intel chips have recently come to light. Intel has produced a list 10 new processors comprised of three Core i7s and seven Core i5. The company does note, however, that the public can expect the release of a “post-conversation” notice by Friday this week. This leaves reason to believe the list of CPUs could be altered over the next few days.
Notable of the new Core i5s is the 3.5GHz clocked speed of the locked i5-7600 while the i5-7600K comes in at 3.8GHz. As for the Core i7s, the locked i7-7700T frequents at 2.9GHz. Next is the locked Core i7-7700 which clocks at 3.6GHz. The i7-7700K offers a base frequency of 4.2GHz.
The prices for the Kaby Lake chips will take over those current Skylake processors. That said, the locked Core i5-7600 will go for $219 while the 7600K will set buyers back $239. Core i7s naturally need deeper pockets with the normal 7700 priced at $309 and the locked version set at $349.
More information is expected to arise over the course of the week. Intel Corporation is predicted to drop the Kaby Lake processors around the fifth of January. That date ties in with the start of the Consumer Electronics Show, suggesting that Intel may make a show of the chips’ performance at the event.