Intel has announced that it will not hold its annual Intel Developer Forum (IDF) event this year. IDF17 had been scheduled to take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on August 15-17.
According to an article on AnandTech, the primary reason for the cancellation is that "Intel has been changing rapidly over the last two-to-three years, especially as they are changing from a PC-centric company to a data-centric company. With the rise of AI, FPGAs, Optane, IoT, wireless comms, automotive, and the other new areas that Intel is moving into, Intel felt that IDF no longer fills the need when it comes to giving out information. As a result, the decision has been made to find new ways to communicate with the audience (media, developers and companies) and the ecosystem with targeted events. These will be like the recent AI Day or Manufacturing Day, or be connected to partner events, or involve separate geocentric events."