Intel confirms that not going to release the Sofia- and Broxton-SOCs

May

1

2016

Intel has confirmed that the planned series of new processors Sofia Broxton been put on hold. The reason is that the company chooses a new strategy, placing more emphasis on modems and 5g technology.

A spokesman for the company said it out in a statement that was given to AnandTech. Broxton was the successor of the Cherry Trail series, and was intended for high-end smartphones and tablets. The SOFIA series was specifically designed for cheaper smartphones. The two new processor series published earlier still on a roadmap this year.

Due to reorganization, Intel has had to shift its priorities, making mobile SOCs are no longer on the schedule. The spokesman said that there are just more will be deployed on wireless technology, with particular modems 5g-technology stand in the spotlight. Also, more emphasis on cloud services and data centers, as connected devices including PCs and the Internet of things, memory and programmable chips like FPGAs.

The news confirms Intel rumors earlier, erupted this week. Although the company has invested a lot of money in recent years in developing SOCs for mobile devices, but competition from companies like Qualcomm appeared to be heavy. That may have played a role in the decision to divest the two new processor series.

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