Intel has decided to end its Compute Card platform. Apparently, this one did not meet the expected success.
First released in 2017, Compute Cards are tiny computers roughly the same size as a credit card. Intel created them with the aim of providing consumers with a modular computer system allowing easy updating of payment systems.
The Compute Card is notably able to work with an Intel processor, from the Celeron to the Core i5. Unfortunately, the success has obviously not been there. As Macitynet.it notes, the American founder has announced the upcoming end of the platform's development.
From now on, you should therefore no longer expect the launch of a new Compute Card.
A clear decision
It must be said that the choice of Intel is relatively clear. “We continue to believe that modular computing is a market in which a variety of opportunities can arise,” a spokesperson said. “In any case, we are looking for the best way to take advantage of these opportunities and we have decided to go ahead and not make any more Compute Cards in the future,” he added.
The concept of modularity was indeed one of the foundations of these tiny processing boards. When launching Compute Cards in 2017, Intel promised that this modularity would accelerate the ecosystem with "the goal of transforming the way computing and connectivity could be used at the same time in the future." "To facilitate and promote the achievement of its objectives, the chipmaker has worked with PC manufacturers Windows. For this, it is possible to cite Lenovo, Sharp, Dell or even HP.
Support until the end of the year
Despite the halt in the development of Compute Cards, Intel has promised to ensure their support throughout the year. “We will continue to provide support for current Compute cards through 2019, to meet customer needs with existing solutions and we are grateful to them for their partnership in making this change,” his spokesperson said.