Intel has decided to cancel IDF Taiwan 2009, originally slated for November, and shortened the length of a similar event in Beijing to one day only as part of its ongoing cost reduction efforts amid the global slowdown according to DigiTimes. These events were put on the Intel corporate calendar for 2009 on November 20, so you can see how quickly economic conditions have deteriorated.

The company however has not changed plans for its flagship IDF conference in San Francisco, which is still scheduled for September. The move comes as a surprise to many PC and motherboard makers, but the chipmaker nonetheless insisted that it will continue to strengthen its cooperation with Taiwan's government and local IT makers through presence at the Computex Taipei 2009 and other technology seminars and activities. In addition, Intel said both forums are slated to resume again in 2010.