At the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC) CEO Brian Krzanich introduced Edison, a tiny dual-core PC that uses 22nm transistors. Edison supports Linux, has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, can connect to its own app store, and is only the size of an SD card.
Krzanich said at CES that he hopes developers will use Edison to design the next generation of wearable technology.
Edison is the second product based on Intel’s Quark line of chips, which Krzanich introduced in September at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. The Quark chips are designed to be small and consume little power.
To demonstrate the capabilities of Edison at CES, Intel presented a collection of products called “Nursery 2.0” that were built using Edison, Engadget reported. One example was a toy frog that reported an infant’s vitals to an LED coffee cup and turned on a milk warmer when the baby started crying.
Intel also announced a new “Make it Wearable” competition at CES, offering $1.3 million in prizes for new wearable devices. First place will win $500,000.
Krzanich said Edison will be available later this year.