Intel Developer Forum Canceled Indefinitely

Intel has announced that they are pulling the plug on the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) and the annual event will no longer be taking place. For nearly 20 years IDF has brought together developers, technologists, inventors and makers to shape future innovations.

Intel has evolved its event portfolio and decided to retire the IDF program moving forward. Thank you for nearly 20 great years with the Intel Developer Forum! Intel has a number of resources available on, including a Resource and Design Center with documentation, software, and tools for designers, engineers, and developers. As always, our customers, partners, and developers should reach out to their Intel representative with questions.

The first IDF was in 1997 and for the first decade there was usually a Spring IDF and a Fall IDF. Then in 2007 the spring IDF that was traditionally hosted in San Francisco was moved to China to emphasize the importance of China in the technology market. Intel was supposed to be making a format change this year and the event in China was canceled, so we all knew something was up.
Intel Tick-Tock Ends

Intel Ended The Tick-Tock Model in 2016

Intel used to use IDF to announced annual architecture changes and refreshes, but with the Intel tick-tock model dead and the product cycle including more and more optimizations the need for an IDF isn’t as strong as it once was.
Intel IDF 2013

Intel Developer Forum 2013

It appears that Intel is one again moving away from being a PC-centric company to a data-centric company. Intel’s Chief Strategy Officer, Aicha Evans is responsible for Intel’s long-term strategy to transform the company and this decision was likely approved by her and of course Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.

Aicha Evans

Aicha Evans – Credit: Intel Corporation

It looks like Intel will be saving key announcements for CES, Computex, and other industry events throughout the year now that IDF is gone. We’ll certainly miss IDF as it was an exciting show to cover and something that we’ve attended annually for nearly 15 years straight.