Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) hopes to dominate the computer industry with a potentially revolutionary new feature. The PC Client Group’s general manager and senior vice president Kirk Skaugen made a special announcement on the subject on Wednesday, June, 4th.
A peak into Intel’s wireless charging technology
Skaugen officially announced Skylake, which is a codename for the next generation platform after Broadwell. He shared his vision for an IT design that doesn’t need cables. He demonstrated his vision with a wireless display, docking and charging features that could completely eliminate the need for cables.
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Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s docking station is called WiGig and it will instantly create a connection to the screen and peripherals when the device is moved within a certain range. It can then switch back to stand alone usage when the user picks up the device and walks away.
How the technology could work
Skaugen also showed off another device called Rezence, a charging device with A4WP standard magnetic resonance technology. Users can install this system underneath a table where the magnetic resonance can charge through two inches of wood. He completed the demonstration by charging a tablet, phone, headset and laptop at the same time.
A4WP members include Lenovo Group Limited (ADR) (OTCMKTS:LNVGY) (HKG:0992), Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), Fujitsu Limited (ADR) (OTCMKTS:FJTSY) (TYO:6702), Panasonic Corporation (ADR) (OTCMKTS:PCRFY) (TYO:6752), Logitech International SA (NASDAQ:LOGI), Toshiba Corp (TYO:6502) (OTCMKTS:TOSYY), and Asus. There are several initiatives to integrate the new technology into car consoles, clock radios and swappable phone covers.
The competition in wireless technology has never been stronger and A4WP isn’t the only group that is trying to make it happen. However, the group has made an agreement to work together instead of fighting each other. Earlier this year, the companies signed an agreement to ensure all companies will integrate various technologies in hopes of bringing the technology to more devices.
This agreement would be a big win for consumers if tech companies decide to add wireless charging features into the devices. The current market for devices with wireless charging features is limited, but Intel could change all that.