Tuesday April 18, 2017

Intel Scraps Developer Forum after 20 Years

The Intel Developer Forum has been killed off after two decades of existence. The first IDF took place in 1997; the events would typically be used as a springboard or discussion platform for Intel products. However, the company believes the event is no longer necessary due to their shift in focus from PCs to data areas such as AI and IoT.

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After 20 years, Intel has announced that it will no longer be hosting its annual Intel Developer Forum (IDF), which showcases the latest news from the company. The axing of the event has been made due to the waning appeal of the IDF amid the slowing PC market and a shift in focus for Intel towards other avenues of revenue, such as data centres and AI. IDF started in 1997 as a small gathering in San Jose but quickly expanded and moved to San Francisco’s Moscone Centre. The Event was scheduled for mid August, according to the Moscone Centre’s calendar, though now this will no longer be happening. The company released a statement on its website today saying: "Intel has evolved its event portfolio and decided to retire the IDF program moving forward.