Intel has announced plans to discontinue their motherboard division over the next three years. This move while silently unexpected won’t affect Intel’s business as a whole. Their upcoming Haswell architecture will still see motherboard development and support, however afterwards all operations will be suspended. Any employees in that division will be transitioned in the next three years into other divisions. Intel will of course still supply desktop chipsets for third party motherboard manufacturers like ASUS, Gigabyte, ASRock, and MSI.