The Intel Developer Forum has been canned after 20 years, Intel now wants to focus on dedicated events

After a long, successful, 20-year stint, the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) has been canned for the foreseeable future.


After a long, successful, 20-year stint, the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) has been canned for the foreseeable future.

Intel has decided to “retire” its annual IDF convention and turn its attention to dedicated events that focus on each of Intel’s key areas. Given the changing face of the PC industry, Intel’s priorities have apparently shifted to other areas, including IoT, smart cars, cloud computing, etc.

As a result, Intel believes that IDF, which was originally home to all of Intel’s major product announcements and offered a glimpse into Intel’s roadmap, is not necessary any more.

Anandtech spoke to Intel and discovered that Intel doesn’t intend to do away with trade shows entirely. Instead, Intel will apparently focus on specific events, like an AI Day for discussing AI advancements, a Cloud Day for discussing its cloud offerings, etc.

These events will include partner events or location-centric events, says Anandtech. Intel now wants to find new ways of communicating with its community.

While Intel’s logic makes sense, it’s sad to see IDF go. This was the one event in the year where one could holistically experience all of Intel’s offerings and its plans.

To be fair, the PC space is dying a long, slow death and Intel has hit a wall as far as product development is concerned (AMD’s still playing catch-up) and its product lifecycles have been stretched considerably.

Still, it’s certainly going to be a little bit harder to keep track of all the goings on at Intel from now on.


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