Intel will no longer manufacture the mini PCs of the Next Unit of Compute (NUC) series and is leaving the computer market, reported the VideoСardz website.
"We have decided to stop direct investment in the Next Unit of Compute (NUC) Business and pivot our strategy to enable our ecosystem partners to continue NUC innovation and growth," the American company said in a statement sent to partners.
This decision, as company representatives assure, will not affect other Intel divisions, such as Client Computing Group (CCG) and Network and Edge Computing (NEX).
"Furthermore, we are working with our partners and customers to ensure a smooth transition and fulfillment of all our current commitments," the aforesaid statement added.
As per VideoCardz, the NUC division was in charge also of designing motherboards for laptops and mini-computers. According to an internal document, the company expects third-party manufacturers to continue to develop the NUC ecosystem.
The first computer of the NUC series was released in 2013. Intel NUCs typically were shipped without key components such as RAM, built-in memory, and an operating system. Users can customize the NUC by adding their favorite components to suit their specific requirements. NUC packages usually include a motherboard, a processor, and an integrated video card․