No one likes to get tangled up with wires, and Intel knows this to be true. This is why the chip manufacturer is working hard to rid the PC world of all its wires by 2016. Sounds impossible to us, but we are keen to see what Intel has up its sleeve, and if it is better than the wireless charging technology we have today.
For years, companies have boasted about wireless charging, yet everything released so far has been lackluster. Let's be honest about this, the wireless charging technology built inside some smartphones isn't good enough since it uses more electricity and takes a longer time to charge a device.
What is Intel planning?
The company is planning to create a true no wire experience by 2016. This means that a full blown computer won't need to be plugged into a wall to work, but we are guessing something else would need to be plugged into the wall to wirelessly provide electricity to the computer device.
Furthermore, Intel is also planning to do away with display connectors. This means that both a computer display and the central processing unit will be connected wirelessly. In addition, the chip giant also plans to get rid of peripheral cables such as HDMI, USB and others.
Now, getting rid of USB cables is already on the way. This is something we see happening in the near future, but we still find it impossible for Intel to wipe away the need for display connector cables and power cords.
We understand that to make this possible, Intel plans to use the WiGig and Rezence systems, and the whole thing is expected to be driven forward by the company's "Skylake" platform that is designed to become the successor of Broadwell.
"Today, there's basically four reasons you have a wire, and remember that Centrino was all about unwiring the Ethernet cable," stated [PDF] to Kirk Skaugen, General Manager of Intel's PC client business in a PDF document. "The processor after Broadwell [Intel's fifth-generation Core processors], we'll do reference designs where you literally do not have to hook a cable to your machine, ever. Over time, there's no reason to have ports."