At the Intel Developer Forum, engineers from the chipmaker's New Devices group demonstrated how red wine could provide the energy for a low-power processor to operate. The unusual demonstration was meant to show how microwatts of power are enough to get a new generation of microprocessors working, Intel's Mike Bell noted. Intel Israel President Mooly Eden separately demonstrated concepts in perceptual computing, a field where Intel Capital is now making investments. Meanwhile, Intel plans to close its oldest wafer fabrication facility, located in Maynard, Mass., by the end of next year due to its outdated technology.

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