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Intel Unveils a Presenter's Dream Tool

Trend Summary: New technology developed by chipmaker Intel will revitalise desktop computers come 2015.


Speaking at an industry event in southern California earlier this week Kirk Skaugen, Intel's senior vice president in charge of the tech titan's PC chip business, predicts that the currently sagging category is headed for major changes over the coming ...

 

... year to December 2015.

Uncharacteristically, Intel has been trailing the tech industry over the past twelve months, in particular it's failure to maintain the company's normal growth tempo - in particular the sales of new microprocessors during 2014.

Despite which the chip giant reported surprising signs of growth in PCs, a previously lacklustre category that Mr Skaugen says is headed for major changes.

Speaking at an Intel event in Southern California hosted by the company’s venture capital arm, Skaugen unveiled progress in three of the company’s key technology categories:

  • Eliminating external wires
     
  • Making passwords obsolete
     
  • Enabling new kinds of user interface.

His presentation showed, for example, how new radio-based technologies make it practical to set a laptop on a table and immediately view the computer’s screen mirrored on a desktop display without the need to connect anything.

Of even greater practical interest, Intel intends to eliminate the biggest annoyance: the power-supply failure "brick" that bedevils laptop users.

The company's trump card? Technology that will adhere to the underside of a table and send a power charging signal through two inches of wood.

What's more, Intel's gizmo doesn't need to be positioned as precisely as other wireless charging technologies. According to Mr. Skaugen, it can charge multiple devices at once.

Read the original unabridged WSJ.com article.

[Estimated timeframe: Q4 2014 - Q4 2015]

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... year to December 2015.

Uncharacteristically, Intel has been trailing the tech industry over the past twelve months, in particular it's failure to maintain the company's normal growth tempo - in particular the sales of new microprocessors during 2014.

Despite which the chip giant reported surprising signs of growth in PCs, a previously lacklustre category that Mr Skaugen says is headed for major changes.

Speaking at an Intel event in Southern California hosted by the company’s venture capital arm, Skaugen unveiled progress in three of the company’s key technology categories:

  • Eliminating external wires
     
  • Making passwords obsolete
     
  • Enabling new kinds of user interface.

His presentation showed, for example, how new radio-based technologies make it practical to set a laptop on a table and immediately view the computer’s screen mirrored on a desktop display without the need to connect anything.

Of even greater practical interest, Intel intends to eliminate the biggest annoyance: the power-supply failure "brick" that bedevils laptop users.

The company's trump card? Technology that will adhere to the underside of a table and send a power charging signal through two inches of wood.

What's more, Intel's gizmo doesn't need to be positioned as precisely as other wireless charging technologies. According to Mr. Skaugen, it can charge multiple devices at once.

Read the original unabridged WSJ.com article.

[Estimated timeframe: Q4 2014 - Q4 2015]

All data sources are attributed with links to the original insight. The insight is then summarised and, where appropriate, enhanced with additional information.

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