Fossil group and Intel to collaborate

Fossil group and Intel announced today that they will be collaborating to further develop wearable technology for the fashion industry.

Fossil Group, a global design, marketing and distribution company specializing in fashion accessories will partner with Intel, a leader and innovator in the technology industry, to identify, support and develop emerging trends in the wearable technology space.

The companies will work together on emerging products and technologies that will be developed for the fashion-oriented consumer. Fossil group is committed to being a leader in the space and its work with Intel will enable iconic fashion brands within the Company’s portfolio to participate in wearable technology in a fashionable way.

Kosta Kartsotis, chief executive officer, Fossil group said, “We are very excited about collaborating with Intel and working to develop the next innovation in the emerging wearable technology space. Combining our fashion lifestyle brands with Intel’s expertise in technology, hardware and innovation will position us to be a leader in this segment.”

Mike Bell, vice president, Intel and general manager, New Devices group said, “The combination of Intel’s technology and Fossil Group’s ability to design innovative fashion accessories and to create, market and distribute globally is why we are confident about this initiative. We are focused on identifying trends and emerging uses of technology and accelerating wearable technology innovation worldwide.”

In addition, Fossil group will work closely with Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, to identify and evaluate co-investments in emerging technologies to accelerate industry innovation and stay at the forefront of the wearable consumer trend. Intel Capital has invested in a wide range of start-ups in the wearables space, including Thalmic Labs and Basis.

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