Intel has formed a new communications product business unit in an attempt to push aggressively into the networking market.
The group is a merger of four existing divisions - communications and Internet servers, network systems, systems management, and Dialogic, a computer telephony supplier that the chip giant recently acquired. The unit will also house the supplier's home networking products and its traditional network interface cards, and will manage its recent networking acquisitions.
These include silicon connectivity product developer, Level One and networking and communications semiconductor manufacturer, Softcom Microsystems.
Craig Barrett, Intel's president and chief executive, said: "Intel is organising around Internet opportunities in four key areas - clients, servers, network infrastructure, and solutions and services. The additions of the communications products group segments our network infrastructure activities along systems and components."
Intel surprised the industry last year when it demonstrated that its networking ambitions lay beyond its traditional desktop niche by making a bid for remote networking firm Shiva.
But it has been at pains to dismiss claims that it has no presence in the market beyond network interface cards and modems, pointing to the range of switches it inherited through its acquisition of Case Technology of Denmark in February 1997. Intel also develops a range of local area network (Lan) to Lan routers and 10/100Mbps Ethernet tools.
Cotton seedling freezes to death as Chang'e-4 shuts down for the Moon's 14-day lunar night
Fortnite easily out-earns PUBG, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018
Meteor showers as a service will be visible for about 100 kilometres in all directions
Saturn's rings only formed in the past 100 million years, suggests analysis of Cassini space probe data
New findings contradict conventional belief that Saturn's rings were formed along with the planet about 4.5 billion years ago