announced they would be ending the PIC
earlier in the month, many wondered what the future of the Geode processor would be. It does have a home in many other projects, though surely the PIC would have been the biggest sector for the Geode to be used in. AMD definitely has future plans for it, strictly in offering the chip by itself
. They will be working with various companies in offering the CPU, but will not be producing any hardware themselves aside from it:
"We are going back to our core competency of selling chips. We will make reference designs and work with OEMs and ODMs, but we will not do an end product," said Billy Edwards, chief innovation officer at AMD.
They have many variants planned, ones that both increase and decrease features. They will be creating many strains of the Geode, each tailored for a specific use.