IDF: Processors from Intel with cellular functionality
In the next ten years, Intel plans to equip its processors with cellular functions. At the IDF, the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel's chief technology officer, Patrick Gelsinger, said that Intel sees the time when wireless communication will be ubiquitous and there will be a radio in every Intel chip.
By integrating mobile communications in processors, cell phones could shrink to unimaginable size, such as ring size. Due to the ever faster advancing miniaturization, sensors could be developed in conjunction with new network technologies that can communicate independently and pass on changes in the environment. For example, a child's duvet could monitor their health and sound an alarm in the event of critical conditions.