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Intel Discontinues the Intel Developer Forum; IDF17 Cancelled (anandtech.com) 36

From a report on AnandTech: In a bit of breaking news this morning, it appears that Intel has decided to cancel their Intel Developer Forum tradeshow going forward, including this summer's expected IDF17. The company says, "Intel has evolved its event portfolio and decided to retire the IDF program moving forward. Thank you for nearly 20 great years with the Intel Developer Forum! Intel has a number of resources available on intel.com, including a Resource and Design Center with documentation, software, and tools for designers, engineers, and developers. As always, our customers, partners, and developers should reach out to their Intel representative with questions." Previously, Intel had stated that there would not be an IDF in China this year. However an IDF was still expected in the US, albeit with a "new format."

Intel Discontinues the Intel Developer Forum; IDF17 Cancelled

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    They are obviously stuck and can't make the booths any smaller.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      I thought it was because the line widths were too small to allow developers in. That was a disaster last year...

  • AMD is killing them or they need to rebuild there cpus with more cores and more pci-e to keep up.

  • by nimbius ( 983462 ) on Monday April 17, 2017 @01:35PM (#54250129) Homepage

    "intel has sufficiently beat the stuffing out of certain 3 letter competitors in the market, and no longer needs to shill its compiler. please return when our CEO returns to shore after having exhausted his supply of caviar. It is at this time we expect to begin IDF18, where we will scramble madly trying to renew competition against Ryzen."

  • Trade shows will double in size every year until the year a company realizes there's not much value in the show and discontinues it immediately. And yes, I realize IDF was not a trade show in name or intended purpose but that's pretty much what it became anyway.
    • Trade shows will double in size every year until the year a company realizes there's not much value in the show and discontinues it immediately. And yes, I realize IDF was not a trade show in name or intended purpose but that's pretty much what it became anyway.

      Hush now. We all like to go enjoy a good trade show / "developer forum" when we can. Don't spoil it for anyone else!

    • I thought Moore's trade show law was that the booth babes would double each year

  • by Anonymous Coward

    It's lovely when you find out about your employer's news first on Slashdot.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Businesses and professionals don't want new processors because of the lack of Windows 7 support and the abandoning of tick tock means waiting three years for performance increases instead of two. There's simply no reason to want to know the future of Intel's products.

    • by slew ( 2918 )

      Businesses and professionals don't want new processors because of the lack of Windows 7 support and the abandoning of tick tock means waiting three years for performance increases instead of two. There's simply no reason to want to know the future of Intel's products.

      More than likely, a lack of interests in sponsors meant the event was more money than their PR department could stomach.

      They pretty much clubbed their traditional partners in the knees and squeezed out all their margins by integrating everything and are now pivoting away from their old businesses. Asking what's left of their partners to pay for a tradeshow is just insult to injury and I'm sure many balked/walked. With their pivot, to new businesses (e.g., IoT, AI, etc), they probably found they couldn't c

  • In a world of tiny incremental performance gains what is the point of having multiple trade shows per year? People aren't falling over themselves to upgrade CPUs. People aren't seeing massive gains in doing so. For the most part the choice of CPU doesn't even rank in many decision on what to get unless you're into extreme computing (games, high end work stations etc) and if that's the case you weren't at these trade shows anyway.

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