The year 2013 has seen many advancements in technology in various segments, and a number of these advancements were made possible thanks to Intel’s efforts at pushing out new ways to approach old problems.

According to Prakash Mallya, Country Manager for Intel Malaysia and Singapore, 2013 has been a year of innovation and customer experience, with a wide variety of computing form factors made possible using the company’s 4th Generation Haswell processors, which not only provide excellent performance, but also reduced operating temperatures and power consumption.

The Ultrabook Project was also given praise as the technology that is used in making these ultraportable workhorses have also trickled down to the more conventional notebooks and laptops, and has created a number of new form factors which would not have been possible when used with other processors.

Big Data also made its presence felt in 2013 with consumers sharing a lot of unstructured data especially on various social media platforms. The information gained from the data are then used to specifically target users with various ads online that may be of interest to them. The biggest problem for the longest time has been to compute all these unstructured data into information and intelligence. Whilst possible, the computation needed to make sense of the data has been very expensive, but with the launch of Intel’s new Xeon E5 processors, not only has the process taken a significant drop in time needed to process them, but it has become much more affordable to do so as well, as costs go down.

Prakash Mallya, Country Manager for Intel Malaysia and Singapore posing with the ASUS Fonepad Note 6 and the ASUS Fonepad 7, both of which are powered by Intel Atom processors

Prakash Mallya, Country Manager for Intel Malaysia and Singapore with the ASUS Fonepad Note 6 and the ASUS Fonepad 7, both of which are powered by Intel Atom processors

In 2014, one of Intel’s main aim is to get more people to be more technologically literate. While they have done many projects in the past several years to get more people to use computers and notebooks, the company will be aiming to push the numbers even more with various methods and activities. Education will also be a very big part on intel’s plans next year as they aim to work with various sectors and industries to provide children with access to education and technology. This is in line with their predictions that there will be 15 billion devices used around the world within the next several years.

Intel also feels that future consumer tech will go big next year in more ways than one, and they will include more sensory technologies such as human augmentation, speech translation and wearable user interfaces. Other interesting concepts include usage of 3D cameras for secure user log-ins.

2014 will also see the rise of a new sector for home entertainment as more TV shows, movies and content are created for mobile devices, which will certainly see new concepts in entertainment emerge.

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