Intel Decides To Let Go Of Broxton
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 2 May 2016 at 09:14 AM EDT. 60 Comments
Broxton was to be Intel's 2016 Atom SoC platform for phones and tablets. Broxton was to be using 14nm Goldmont CPU cores and Skylake graphics, but now it's no more.

For those that didn't hear yet, it's been confirmed that Intel is cancelling the Broxton platform and also letting go of their SoFIA platforms. With Intel failing to make inroads with high-end smartphones and tablets while ARM continues to dominate, Intel is letting go of these platforms and instead focusing upon other more profitable areas where they have greater success.

Broxton has been confirmed as being cancelled for smartphones and tablets, but at least Apollo Lake still appears on the table for bigger devices. After writing many articles about Broxton on Linux, I was quite looking forward to testing out the platform but now it looks like these Atom SoCs are coming to an end.
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