Intel Corporation (NTC) Shows Microprocessor Powered By Glass Of Wine

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has designed a microprocessor that can be powered from a single glass of Red Wine. Genevieve Bell, Intel’s director of user experience research, showed the silicon microprocessor, at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, during an interview.

Intel Corporation (NTC) Shows Microprocessor Powered By Glass Of Wine

She said, “If we want to have mobile technology that doesn’t burden us down, that knows us, it turns out we’re going to need really, really low power.”

Project redefines the meaning of lower power

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) designed this chip under an internal project, which was undertaken to redefine the meaning of lower power. Not much information was given in the demonstration, and the engineers compared the project to a school project where an LED is powered with DIY Lemon batteries, but, this time, wine was used instead of lemon.

Under the experiment, red wine was poured into a glass with copper and zinc parts giving power to the accelerometer and the Intel communications and processing system. Through the process, the engineer started to move a flower around a computer screen in real time by moving the accelerometer.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is trying to come out with a technology that can power a device on a microwatt level, which does not take a toll on performance. This technology can solve a problem for someone who is using their computer on the move, and also in areas where electricity is limited.

Future vision of Intel

Intel has shown the wine-powered chip as a statement to its future visions. In the keynote, accelerometer-based technologies to identify users based on their gait, and an interesting voice recognition password system was also mentioned.

Unlike this experiment, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is looking forward to using sophisticated systems that extract power from ambient light or even the warmth of skin.

Apart from this future design, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) also discussed its new Quark microprocessor, which are low power chips assisting wearable and embedded devices. These chips are small in size; one fifth of the size of the Atom chips.

According to Agam Shah of IDG News Services Intel dream will take years to turn into reality.

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