“Intel connect department that wearables develops’
Intel closes his department that ‘wearables’ as a smartwatch and fitnesstrackers. The company is shifting its focus to other emerging technologies.
The chip maker bought in 2014 the company Basis, maker of a gezondheidssmartwatch.
80 percent of the employees of the department were in november already dismissed or transferred to other departments, reports CNBC Thursday on the basis of insiders. Two weeks ago, would the wearables department has been completely shut down.
Over the last years Intel already a lot less active on the wearablesmarkt. The Basis Peak smartwatch was recalled due to risk of overheating. A sequel was never released.
The research department of Intel would now focus on augmented reality, a technology where even giants like Google, Apple and Facebook are increasingly involved in.
Intel has not responded to the message. Possible more is known about the changes as the Intel next week its quarterly results to publish.