Intel Announces Quark, Its Smallest Silicon Yet

Though the Internet might be absorbed in all things Apple, there's plenty of other stuff going on in the tech industry. Chief among them is IDF, but Intel isn't letting a little thing like an Apple event get in the way of its developer conference or any planned announcements. During his IDF keynote, Intel's CEO revealed its smallest silicon yet, Quark.

Quark is Intel's newest range of processors and it's aimed at wearable tech. The Quark chips use one tenth of the power of Intel's Atom and measure one fifth of Atom's size. The low-power chips come as the market for smartwatches and devices like Google Glass is poised to explode.

Other than the fact that Quark will target wearable devices, CEO Brian Krzanich didn't give much else away. We'll keep you posted on all things Quark.

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  • Sounds like Intel will start to provide hardware for some exciting new products. What architecture does it use? I'm assuming x86?
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