Chief Technology Officer and Senior Fellow Justin Rattner outlined dramatic ways today’s research investments will impact technology coming in the next 5 years, reshaping how people interact with computers and improve the environment.
Rattner also said the company’s priority of investing in research helps shape Intel’s products and the industry at-large. For example, the dawn of the Intel Atom processor stemmed from a small project inside Intel’s labs called “Snocone” that explored the feasibility of designing an ultra-low-power processor based on Intel architecture. Several technologies inside the company’s Intel® vPro™ processor technology for business platforms came from the labs as did 1990s research that helped create the Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection to the PC for music players, keyboards, video cameras and more.
“Hundreds of researchers inside Intel, and our close work with other technology companies, scientists, universities and governments will bring dramatic change over the next 5 years,” Rattner said. “The sampling of projects on display here, and the doubling of our R&D investment over the past 10 years, will speed scientific discovery, improve health care, better the environment, advance visual computing and bring a rich and wireless Internet experience from the device of your choice, anywhere in the world.”