SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– News: Today, Intel announced that it has signed a term sheet with ASUS, a global technology solutions provider, for an agreement to manufacture, sell, and support the Intel® Next Unit of Compute (NUC) system product line from 10th to 13th generations and to develop future NUC system designs.
“Our NUC systems product team has delivered unique products that have spurred innovation in the ultra-small form factor market. As we pivot our strategy to enable ecosystem partners to continue the innovation and growth of NUC systems products, our priority is to ensure a smooth transition for our customers and partners. I look forward to ASUS continuing to deliver outstanding products and support our NUC system customers. »
– Sam Gao, Intel vice president and general manager of Intel Client Platform Solutions
Why it matters: Intel is pivoting its strategy to enable ecosystem partners to continue the innovation and growth of the NUC systems product line. ASUS’ experience and proven track record of delivering industry-leading mini PCs to customers make it ideal to continue driving innovation and growth in NUC system products.
“Thank you, Intel, for your trust in us to move the NUC systems product line forward. I am confident that this collaboration will enhance and accelerate our vision for the mini PC, greatly expanding our presence in areas such as AI and AIoT,” said Joe Hsieh, Chief Operating Officer of ASUS. “We are committed to providing the excellent support and service that NUC system customers have come to expect.”
What’s Next: Under the proposed deal, ASUS will receive a non-exclusive license to designs in Intel’s NUC system product line, allowing it to manufacture and sell 10th through 13th generation NUC system products and develop future designs. This will allow ASUS to provide product continuity and support to Intel NUC system customers. ASUS will create a new business unit called ASUS NUC BU.