Intel Corporation (INTC) Plans to Go Wireless By 2016


Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is aiming for a future where cables are not necessary for computers as the company recently highlighted WiGig, a fast Wi-Fi standard, and wireless charging at the Intel Developer Forum 2014 (IDF14).

The move by Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) to focus on these technologies comes as the company moves closer to eliminating all wires from desktop computers by 2016.

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According to Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), the recent live demonstration of WiGig or IEEE 802.11ad standard at the IDF14 showed what the technology can do.

“WiGig’s secure wireless technology provides high-speed connectivity for all of your peripherals, including support for high-definition streaming for up to 2 displays,” the company’s David Angell wrote.

Furthermore, he said that the technology is smart as it automatically detects whether a user is near. This means that devices which are WiGig-certified will automatically pair with each other when they are at close proximity. For example, a laptop can automatically pair with a keyboard, mouse, tablet and other devices when put down on a table near these devices.

However, even though it is fast (WiGig is said to enable up to 25Gbps transmissions), it is limited by the distance it is capable of being used. Nonetheless, Intel Corporation’s intended use for wireless desktops is a perfect fit for the limitations of the standard.

Meanwhile, the company also chose to highlight wireless charging as part of its plan to completely eliminate wires, even power cords, from the computer experience. It said that it recently partnered with IDT Corporation (NYSE:IDT) to bring this technology to more and more computer systems in the world.

“One of the most exciting developments in technology is the ability to charge multiple devices wirelessly. Through the use of magnetic resonance, Intel is developing ways to build wireless charging surfaces into table tops and other surfaces,” Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) said.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) shareholders includes Jean-Marie Eveillard’s First Eagle Investment Management which reported about 39.54 million shares in the company by the end of the second quarter of the year.

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