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Intel working on two seconds boot time

Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2010 - 18:23

Bangalore: Intel Corporation, the world`s
largest semiconductor chip maker, is working on reducing the
boot time in personal computers to a mere two seconds, its top
official said.

"Taking into account the oft-repeated complaints by PC
users of longer response time (in switching on and shutting
of), we are working on reducing the boot time to as low as two
seconds," Ajay Bhatt, Intel Fellow and Chief Client Platform
Architecture Group told reporters here today.

The other important product Intel is working on is
wireless power. Fundamental technology for this is already
available.

"What we working on now is productisation which will take
some time, may 5 to 10 years or even more given the
regulatory, distance and functionality issues involved," he
said.

Detailing the future trends in mobile computing which has
witnessed a lot of advancement, Bhatt said mobile computing in
future will move from an era of personal computing to an era
of many devices per person.

"The way we use personal computers, has also been
evolving. We are moving more towards internet-driven users,
social networking, user generated content, information and
media and entertainment," he said.

PTI

First Published: Friday, January 29, 2010 - 18:23

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