Intel targets IoT with new Quark chips and free cloud OS

Intel has released new processors and free cloud services as part of its latest push to capitalize on the nascent Internet of Things market.

The products include new low-power Quark processors and microcontrollers for devices that will connect to the Internet of Things, and cloud services from its Wind River subsidiary to make it easier for companies to network these devices and upload data for analysis.

The promise for organizations is that they can connect devices in their business — everything from factory equipment to goods in the supply chain — and upload data to the cloud to make their operations more efficient.

“There’s a need for a suite of connected products and services that are aware of each other and their surroundings,” said CEO Brian Krzanich at a press event in San Francisco.

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