Intel will Shutdown the Production of desktop motherboards following Haswell release

Posted on Jan 23 2013 - 12:34pm by Huzoor Bux

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The fall in desktop PC sales is starting to shake throughout the industry, as Intel has released ideas to wind down its desktop motherboard division over the next 3 years. According to AnandTech, the company will lunched boards that are based on the Haswell architecture before completely suspending development. Moreover, Intel will instead focus its efforts on creating form factor reference designs for the Ultrabook, tablet and desktop markets. Curiously, 1 product that is now protected from the announcement is the Next Unit of Computing (NUC), a miniature barebones system that will see continual development from Intel. While diff PC builders will take some time to react on the news, it’s said that the transition is unlikely to affect the company’s workforce. If, current workers will be adjusted into other divisions within Intel.