Skylake is the successor to Broadwell. It is described as a "tock" which means that the chip will get substantial improvements on architecture and design. Broadwell is said to be a "tick" which meant that it focused on the 14nm process.

Intel visualizes a wire-free future which includes wire-free charging of notebooks and devices and wire-free displays that sync automatically to a nearby monitor. The company has said before that the wire-free display will be made possible when the Core M is launched in the near future.

Beginning in 2015, Intel will start fulfilling its ambitious goal of making the next generation of computers free from cables. The whole idea is to keep the PC platform relevant and evolving which is something that would be frowned upon by mobile players as they wish the PC to disappear into oblivion. Intel has several years of laudable reputation in adopting new PC experiences as shown by the billions of investments made on WiFi. Definitely, they are keeping the same level of motivation and determination with removing cables.

The wire-free charging concept brings forth the next big thing in public charging otherwise known as the charging mat technology. Soon, offices, meeting rooms, hotel rooms, airlines and airline clubs will be providing a facility where people could just lay down their notebooks on a certain area on the surface and wait while their notebooks instantly charge. Intel has already demonstrated that they have the technological expertise to successfully achieve all these. Though it's still in a nascent form, it has caught the attention of Emirates airlines, one of the world's biggest international carriers. The latter had started a discussion with Intel and had expressed their commitment to such technology.

At the recently concluded Intel Developer Forum, Intel gave a sneak preview of Skylake though details such as specific performance and power consumption were evaded. The company showed off a Skylake-powered notebook which has the necessary build to run the 3DMark benchmark and 4K video. 

Intel GM of the PC Client Group Kirk Skaugen expressed his excitement to finally announce that the next generation micro architecture on 14nm has a significant increase in power efficiency, battery life and performance.

"It is on track for high performance desktops, notebooks and fanless 2-in-1s, with production in the second half of 2015, and the launch at the end of 2015," said Skaugen.

He added that the second generation of chips that would be based on the Skylake architecture has the possibility to be aligned with the 10nm process. However, this type of iteration will be in several years ahead.

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