After struggling a bit in the mobile space, Intel appears to be getting serious about wearables. The company has just announced a new platform that aims to make it easier for companies to create connected devices using its chips.
The goal of the platform is to create an interwoven experience from top to bottom. Reporting on the announcement, Reuters writes:
Intel's platform is like a set of building blocks based on the chipmaker's components and software for companies to create smart, connected devices, Doug Davis, head of Intel's Internet of Things business, said at a launch event in San Francisco.
This news comes in the wake of recent rumors that place Intel chips in some notable wearables, including Google Glass. The latest of these rumors also pegs Intel as providing the brains inside of a future TAG Heuer wristwatch. Whether these rumors are true or not is up for debate, but it looks like Intel is poised to make an impact on the wearables space regardless.