If you have a PC, I am sure you have seen the BLUE screen (not BSOD), but the screen which shows up when you press the “Del” or F12 on your keyboard. This system detects if your hardware is ready, and hence called as Basic Input/Output System, and warns you if something is missing.
Looks like Intel is going to get rid of this PC BIOS by 2020, and make a full transition to UEFI by the year 2020. Intel shared this information at UEFI Plugfest, a hardware interoperability testing event held by the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum earlier this month.
That said, the traces of UEFI support isn’t new. It started with Windows Vista supporting its ability to boot from UEFI, and Intel designed Sandy Bridge generation of processors which supported UEFI. One of the biggest advantages of having UEFI is system recovery, and installation is possible to direct from firmware, just using the Internet. This made booting a PC much faster compared to how it was in BIOS. Intel is also planning to remove another legacy tech which will make it possible to move further ahead.
That said, we already know that Intel is working on ARM chips, which will not only reduce the size of the motherboard but also power the next generation of devices, and it only makes sense for Intel to get rid of old tech.