There’s no denying the fact that we are in the post PC era. As we enter a new phase of computing, more and more manufacturers are shifting their focus (and financial allocation) from their desktop business towards the portable systems. One of these companies is Intel, which recently announced their plans of exiting the desktop motherboard business.
According to Anandtech, Intel will no longer manufacture or sell their MoBos after 2013, making 22nm Haswell (Ivy Bridge successor) as their last project before they exit the Motherboard scene. Along with this announcement, the company stated that they’ll still continue providing Form Factor Reference Design (FFRD) for tablets and ultrabooks for their partners, but that’s as far as it’ll go.
Fortunately, Intel’s decision to slowly abandon its desktop motherboard business will not result to job cuts. It is said that the company is looking to leverage their employees’ expertise and use it on their other ventures.