For almost 20 years, Intel has been hosting the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. The IDF is a twice-a-year event from Intel, one hosted in China, and another in the US. Normally, Intel would use the event to showcase its up-and-coming technology and products. Now, its seems like the CPU maker is shaking things up in terms of its product announcements.
Previously, Intel has used the Intel Developer Forum to introduce is newer line of products. From the Optane storage to the Skylake and Kaby Lake processors, the event has served a number of purposes. This is why it comes as a shock for anyone expecting to go the upcoming IDF 2017, as it will no longer happen.
In addition to the San Francisco leg of the event, Intel has also announced that it will no longer host the IDF in China. Nevertheless, supporters and developers can still expect an event from Intel sometime this year.
In recent years, Intel’s product roadmap has been experiencing some serious delays. While the company still strives to push for new product releases, it still finds itself between a rock and a hard place when it comes to actual release dates.
To those who are unaware, the current Kaby Lake processors were already delayed in launch as well as official release. This has affected device manufacturers like Apple and Microsoft in coming up with a new product. This is also the reason why the current MacBook Pro and Surface Book iterations are still on Skylake architecture.
According to Intel’s website, It would seem that the yearly event is no longer suitable for its products. The delays on its new processor products did not help in carrying out consumer expectations at all. Furthermore, Intel has more things to worry about now that AMD is once again back in business. For more tech updates, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.