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January 24, 2013

Intel to axe its desktop PC motherboards business by 2016

The company said Haswell will be the last line of chips.

By CBR Staff Writer

Intel has announced that it will stop making desktop PC motherboards after the release of its fourth generation low-power processor, Haswell.

Intel spokesman Dan Snyder told in an email statement that, "We disclosed internally that Intel’s Desktop Motherboard Business will begin slowly ramping down over the course of the next three years."

"As Intel gradually ramps down its motherboard business we are ramping up critical areas of the desktop space including integration of innovative solutions for the PC ecosystem," the company said.

The company will however continue to manufacture desktop chipsets and provide form factor reference designs for its partners such as ASUSTek, Gigabyte, MIS.

The move from Intel to stop manufacturing desktop motherboards follows its recent slide in PC sales.

Intel plans to expand its business into other areas outside of PCs, which include the tablet and smartphone chip markets.

Intel reported a 3% decline in its fourth quarter revenue to $13.5bn, compared to $13.9bn for the corresponding period in 2011.

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The company’s net income fell 27% to $2.5bn, compared to $3.4bn for the same period in 2011.

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