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5 products Intel could cut in its reshuffle

Agam Shah | May 6, 2016
Intel's Itanium, Wi-Di, maker boards, and other products could be on the chopping block.

Google's Chromecast is versatile and renders Wi-Di irrelevant. Emerging wireless technologies like WiGig, which is much faster than Wi-Fi, will also carry wireless display signals to high-definition screens.

Atom chips for servers

Intel hasn't updated its Atom chip for servers since 2013. Atom chips aren't being updated anymore for smartphones and tablets, and they could be discontinued for servers as well. The chips were originally intended for microservers, where the low-end Xeon E3  and Xeon-D series of chips are taking over as more powerful alternatives.

But if ARM -- which designs chips based on a competing architecture -- poses a serious server threat in the coming years, Atom could be reintroduced in data centers.


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