As with Broadwell, Intel Skylake utilizes a 14nm (nanometer) die shrink fabrication process, and it serves as the "tock" in Intel's alternating tick-tock model of releasing new processor families. The "tick" to Intel Skylake, codenamed Cannonlake, is expected to be fabricated on a 10nm die shrink.
Intel Skylake Set to Introduce a Wire-Free Computing Environment
In addition to delivering significant increases in performance, battery life and power efficiency, Intel Skylake processors will offer new wireless charging and data transfer capabilities for a wire-free computing environment. Skylake processors are expected to go into production in the second half of 2015, with Skylake systems available for purchase before the end of 2015.
Skylake will leverage the WiGig and WiDi wireless technologies to deliver faster speeds than the Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard while also enabling computers to automatically work wirelessly with monitors and other peripherals. Intel Skylake systems will also be able to wirelessly charge via the Rezence standard, which is being developed by the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP).
Intel is also looking to eliminate the need for passwords with Intel Skylake processors by delivering new capabilities for face recognition and other biometric technologies.
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
The following facts and statistics capture the changing landscape of cloud computing and how service providers and customers are keeping up with... Read More »Facts about Computer Science: Education and Jobs
The following computer science facts and statistics provide a quick introduction to the changing trends in education and related careers. Read More »Texting & Chat Abbreviations
From A3 to ZZZ this guide lists 1,500 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Read More »
Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that we use... Read More »Computer Architecture Study Guide
Computer architecture provides an introduction to system design basics for most computer science students. Read More »Network Fundamentals Study Guide
Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »