Sales for the Compute Stick and NUC have been rising and it appears that Intel sees gold in the mini PC segment's potential. NUC s are seeing stable demand in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Intel is set to release solutions with its new Core m5/m3 processors codenamed Cedar City in the fourth quarter for the Compute Stick.
The new Compute Stick will feature 4GB of memory, 64GB of storage space and support Ultra HD. It will be based around the Core m3-6Y30 processor, which is set to release in October. It will also have Windows 10.
The version with the Core m5-6Y57 vPro processor, will not come with a pre-installed operating system. In the first quarter of 2016, Intel is planning to launch inexpensive Atom x5 processors.
In November, Intel will launch two Skylake-based processors codenamed Swift Canyon, specifically for the NUC segment and will release high-end Core i7 processors at the end of the first quarter 2016 to improve the product line's specifications and functions.