After a massive 20 years long marathon work time Intel says goodbye to the Intel Annual developer forum and along with that the Company also cancels its upcoming 2017 event.
The company stated that the annual conference is no longer necessary as it shifts its focus away from chips for PCs. The company revealed that it cancels the Monday annual meetup which use to showcase the chipsets along with the new chip architectures and other products from the enterprise.
This new announcement was getting a rise from the Intel’s next scheduled conference in San Francisco on August 15-17 around five months ago.
As the company reveals their decision in a brief blog post on Monday which states:
Intel Announcement: IDF17 San Francisco
Intel has evolved its event portfolio and decided to retire the IDF program moving forward. Thank you for nearly 20 great years with the Intel Developer Forum! Intel has a number of resources available on intel.com, including a Resource and Design Center with documentation, software, and tools for designers, engineers, and developers. As always, our customers, partners, and developers should reach out to their Intel representative with questions.
The company generally does not respond to any comments but as the company stated to the Anandtech, which first comes in the eyes during the announcement. The company says it has moved forward and shifted its focus in the past couple of years from a PC-centric company to the data-centric company, and it will no longer sticking to the chips for PCs. Also, the company does not find annual event necessary for the PC-centric products.