In the rough post-PC seas, Intel fights back

A new set of chips promises to power everything from wearables to high-end PCs
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Intel shows off its big chip hopes

Intel has been struggling as the world quickly shifts away from its bread and butter: chips for PCs. It has promised lots of low-power chips for several years, but they haven't been well received, driving the new generation of mobile and wearable devices to chips based on the ARM designs and made by others.

In June's Computex show, Intel talked up its new answer to the post-PC problem. This week, at its IDF (Intel Developer Forum), it began moving from talk to real products, though there was still much talk.

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