Intel announced in a press release that it is joining hands with Nokia and University of Oulu, Finland to open a new research lab. The research center will house about two dozen research professionals and the major focus of the new university research center will be on 3D technology for mobile.
The research lab will initially conduct research on mobile user experience on the increasingly powerful smartphones. Intel said the lab will try to create interfaces that are more natural, intuitive and similar to real world interactions. Intel hopes to build an mobile interface that is similar to the current gaming interfaces that use realistic 3D graphics.
Intel-Nokia Lab to Focus on 3D Mobile
The University of Oulu’s focus on future telecommunications solutions as well as electronics and photonics made it the perfect location for the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center.
Intel Wants 3D Holograms on Mobile
Echoing Intel’s view on the future of 3D mobile experience , Rich Green, Senior vice president and chief technical officer, Nokia, said
3-D technology could change the way we use our mobile devices and make our experiences with them much more immersive. Our new joint laboratory with Intel draws on the Oulu research community’s 3-D interface expertise, and over time will lay down some important foundations for future mobile experiences.
Intel has been trying hard , but with less success, to get into mobile market, with its Atom chips. Recently, Intel agreed to acquire the security giant McAfee to build security-aware hardwares.