Just weeks after joining the NFC Forum’s board of directors, Intel has revealed that its new “Ivy Bridge” Core-brand processor will feature built-in support for NFC payments, reports Laptop Magazine.
In a demonstration at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel reps made online purchases by simply tapping their credit card against a laptop equipped with an Ivy Bridge processor. According to Laptop Magazine, Ivy Bridge only accepts credit cards that have been preregistered with its host computer, ensuring that no one can use your card to make purchases on another Ivy Bridge device.
In addition to NFC, Ivy Bridge features a scaled down form factor (22-nm instead of 33-nm), 20% decreased power consumption, 70% improved graphics performance and boosted processing speed, reaching as high as 2.1-GHz during demonstrations at CES.
According to Intel Vice President Mooly Eden, Ivy Bridge has already begun to appear in new laptops from Lenovo and Acer.
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