Typically these conference cancellations happen when a semiconductor company is going though a dramatic change in product and market policy.
Intel seems to have found a place in consumer products that need sensors. The Intel Edison is their hottest seller since the Pentium. The Quark D2000 is another hot seller. The Quark SE adds intelligent sensor processing and a pattern recognition coprocessor. The Curie is a sensor processing powerhouse in a tiny package. All are supported by inexpensive Arduino platforms.