Intel unveiled its Compute Card platform in early 2017 as a modular component to be incorporated into a wide variety of devices. The platform is built to accommodate an SoC, memory, storage, and wireless connectivity together to provide computing power. That means if the need to upgrade a device arises, that component can just be replaced with a new module instead of switching to an entirely new device.
However, Intel has confirmed that it will no longer develop any new Compute Cards in the future. In a statement to Tom's Hardware, the company said it "will continue to sell and support the current Compute Card products through 2019." After that, production of the platform will be discontinued.
NexDock - which unveiled a laptop with a slot for Intel's Compute Card a few days after the platform was announced - also revealed earlier in a blog post that Intel may not be building a new Compute Card, with its 7th generation CPU set to be the culmination of that lineup. As a result, NexDock will be suspending work on its Compute Card-based NexPad laptop.
That said, Intel claims that it still believes "modular computing is a market where there are many opportunities for innovation."
Source: Tom's Hardware
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