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Personal Computing: The shape of things to come

Zafar Anjum | June 23, 2014
Intel maps the future of computing with ultra-performance 4th generation processors, Intel RealSense and 3-D camera technology

Phillips said that that Intel currently has 130 tablet design wins that are either in market or will be in market this year, from global OEMs and ODMs.

At Taiwan's Computex this year, Foxconn showcased more than 10 Intel-based tablets available now or coming soon, ranging from the entry to performance segments. The tablets are based on Intel Atom processors (codenamed "Bay Trail" or "Clovertrail+"), and many include Intel's 3G or LTE communications platforms.

The Intel executive said that the company will also bring a quad-core SoFIA LTE part to market in the first half of 2015. Intel has already announced a strategic agreement with Rockchip to add a quad-core SoFIA 3G derivative for entry-level tablets to the SoFIA family, also due in the first half of next year.

User Experience 2014

In order for computing to become more personal, Intel wants to make interaction more natural and intuitive, said Phillips.

In this connection, he highlighted Intel RealSense technology and 3-D cameras that are coming to 2-in-1s, all-in-ones, tablets and other personal computing devices. RealSense and 3D cameras will enable 3D printing of objects and will have implications for real authentication and e-commerce.

The devices will become fully wireless (WiGig-wireless display, wireless charging, wireless docking and wireless data communication) in the near future and wireless charging will become pervasive like wi-fi is today, Phillips predicted.

 

 

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