Intel made waves with its keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show last year, introducing a bunch of new wearables prototypes and technology partnerships.
CEO Brian Krzanich comes back to CES in Las Vegas with his keynote Tuesday, starting at 4:30 p.m. PT. He is likely to keep up that focus on wearable technology and the Internet of Things -- an idea of connecting all kinds of objects to the Web.
We'll be live-blogging the event with the latest announcements and photos; our pre-show starts around 4 p.m. PT. You can figure out what time the keynote presentation will start in your time zone here.
Intel remains the leading chipmaker for personal computers and data centers, but has been trying to grow in the newer areas of mobile, wearables and the Internet of Things so it doesn't get left behind in the next big shift in computing. The company is still struggling to expand in mobile, where rivals Qualcomm and MediaTek have significant market shares, but it's seen some early successes in wearables.
Through last year, Intel announced a regular drumbeat of wearables news, introducing its fashion-focused MICA smart bracelet with designer Opening Ceremony and heart-rate-tracking headphones with SMS Audio -- which were both shown off as prototypes during Krzanich's 2014 speech. Intel also bought the smartwatch company Basis.
Intel last year unveiled new partnerships with watchmaker Fossil and eyewear maker Luxottica, positioning both deals as ways to create fashionable wearables. Still, the company hasn't revealed any products or designs from either of these partnerships, so Krzanich's speech may shed more light on what's being developed.
Although Intel has lost billions of dollars trying to work its way into mobile, other parts of its business are robust. The company's stock is up more than 40 percent in the past year, thanks to strong growth in its PC and server businesses. While Krzanich isn't likely to spend much time Tuesday discussing some of these segments, they remain the cash cows that help fund Intel's mobile effort and its research and experimentation to develop wearables and other connected devices.