Intel inside smart TV

Intel has unveiled SoCs for smart TVs. At its annual launch event Intel debuted two new Atom chips with the CE4200 series designed for ‘blending’ TV and web browsing.

“We’ve got to cover a lot of territory and as Atom is coming into these market segments where Intel architecture hasn’t been before we’re really trying to help support customers very quickly,” said Doug Davis, head of Intel’s Embedded and Communications Group.

Technicolor has been collaborating with Intel on its latest new chip. The strategic collaboration ‘will fuel Technicolor’s plan to drive into the market a new generation of integrated broadcast and IP set-top boxes, enabling service providers to create exciting new multi-screen, 3D, games and online video user experiences in the home.’

The collaboration agreement with Intel has allowed Technicolor to test early prototype silicon, provide technical recommendations to Intel, and prove new STB designs. Technicolor has developed an early 3D Multiview Coding (MVC) and video transcoding demonstration of the chipset capabilities to illustrate its potential in delivering the next generation TV experience.  The first devices from Technicolor are expected to be in production early in 2011.

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