During CES 2014, Brian Krzanich, chief executive of Intel, has announced a new addition to the company for 2014 - Edison, which the company refers to as a miniature computer (it has the size of an SD card) and it will be available in the middle of this year. Built with the technology of 22 nanometers transistor, Edison has a Quark SoC processor, runs on Linux and has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth modules. It also has a store of own application, and, according to Intel, is intended for developers.
During the presentation, Brian Krzanich showed the potential of this miniature computer with a collection of Nursery 2.0 products using the chip. One is a wearable outfit of babies which is able to inform the child's vital signs, while the other is a coffee mug. When the baby was comfortable, blinking lights on the mug show a happy green smiling face, but when something is wrong that face turns red.
To encourage developers to work with Edison, the company is holding a competition entitled Make It Wearable, which will distribute up to $1.3 million in prizes for participants - with $500,000 reserved for the winner.