Intel has a sharp focus on the education sector as of late, whether you consider their program supporting universities and higher education with their Arduino-compatible Galileo development board
for the new Quark X1000 SoC, their 7 and 10-inch Education Tablet
initiative, or their latest acquisition of Kno
, an education software start-up that claims they're "on a mission to Change The Way Students Learn." Adding over 225,000 higher education and K- 12 titles and content with 75 educational publishers to their portfolio, Intel sees technology in the classroom as a critical new frontier; and it makes perfect sense.
Kno Dual Screen Education Tablet, Hardware Previously Licensed by Intel
Apple has long done very well in education and obviously e-book and e-learning in general is only going to continue to evolve and become more entrenched in the new classroom and modern education. In April 2011, Kno licensed
their hardware design to Intel and began focusing more on software and the Kno platform. The company eventually released an iPad app and then came out with a version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
with their software platform driven by Android.
And now it appears Intel "Knos" the value of a good education and has decided to purchase their Santa Clara neighbor, welcoming them to the family. Intel notes: "We’re looking forward to combining our expertise with Kno’s rich content so that together, we can help teachers create classroom environments and personalized learning experiences that lead to student success."
Sounds like a good fit and a good move for Intel in the mobile marketplace.