The year has just started but Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) already has a few products they have in mind for 2015. The products which includes pocket-sized computers and fake video call backdrops were discussed by David McCloskey in an interview with The Wall Street Journal’s Deborah Kan.
McCloskey, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) director of product marketing for the Asia-Pacific region, said that the company is poised to continue to push their computer chips in 2015 as that is their core business. However, they have a lot more in the pipeline than desktop, laptop or server chips.
Apart from pushing the capabilities of their current chips to enable more products like tablet-laptop combinations, he said that Intel is really interested in pushing the limits of battery life for devices. He said that more and more, people won’t even be discussing battery life even in the laptop space because these devices will “have it” and can go on to “compute all day or multiple days”. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is also researching better wireless charging, he noted, for those times when people need to top up.
He also showed Kan a prototype of a device that can turn any display into a computer. About the size of a feature phone, it features Intel chips which have what McCloskey said is the power of the desktop.
The Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) executive also explained to Kan that one of the advancements in camera technology the company is working on has to do with videoconferencing. He said that in the near future, people can choose to change the background they have while in a call.
What’s interesting in the discussion with McCloskey is that Intel seems to also be heightening its assault on the mobile space, an industry that ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH) is poised to go to war with Intel in. ARM actually has a more dominant position than Intel in this space.
George Soros’ Soros Fund Management decreased its holdings in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) by 1% in the third quarter of last year to about 3.89 million shares.