Smart connected devices will fuel the next era of computing

June 16, 2014

The lines between technological categories are blurring as integrated computing is taking hold where form factor mattered less than the experience delivered once all devices were connected to each other and to the cloud. According to recent studies, whether it’s a smartphone, a smart shirt or even a new cloud service delivered to smart buildings outfitted with connected systems. Companies like Intel have started accelerating and delivering the value of a smart, seamlessly connected and integrated world of computing. There is no dispute that processor technology has continued to get smaller with greater performance and lower power thanks to Moore’s Law, expanding the scale and potential for Intel technology from infrastructure for cloud computing and the Internet to personal and mobile computing and wearable technology.

Products, collaborations and the broader ecosystem aimed to make a new wave of computing devices smart, integrated and connected to each other seems unstoppable. Firms are committing to deliver a broad choice of communications options for tablets and smartphones across a range of form factors, price points and operating systems. One of the most striking development is the category 6-capable Intel XMM 7260 LTE-Advanced platform that is now shipping to customers for interoperability testing and which has put Intel into a leadership position. This new technology is expected to appear in devices in the future. I have also been impressed with the world’s first 14-nanometre fanless mobile PC reference design which is also from Intel which is a 12.5-inch screen that is 7.2mm thin with keyboard detached and weighs 670 grams. It includes a media dock that provides additional cooling for a burst of performance and product shipments begin in the next few weeks.

Contador Harrison