Intel licenses NUC design to ASUS, exits small form factor PC business
Intel has agreed to license its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) mini PC product line to Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS. Under the proposed deal, ASUS will gain non-exclusive rights to make and sell NUC systems using 10th to 13th Gen Intel processors and develop new designs in the future.
ASUS to launch new NUC business unit to support existing customers
ASUS will establish a dedicated NUC business unit to manufacture and provide support for Intel’s small form factor PCs. The move aims to ensure a smooth transition and continuity for NUC customers and partners as Intel exits the segment. ASUS already sells its lineup of compact PCs.
Intel introduced NUC over a decade ago.
The NUC was launched by Intel in 2012 as an ultra-compact PC design targeting home theatre and desktop use cases. Over the years, Intel expanded its lineup with increasingly powerful processors and designs. But amid a company pivot, Intel decided to license the NUC platform to ASUS.
Financial terms not disclosed.
The financial details of the licensing agreement were kept secret. There has yet to be a word on when ASUS plans to launch its first NUC-branded mini PCs.