Intel dumps smart TV chips

Intel has shut down its Digital Home Group and will no longer make chips for interactive TV set-top boxes such as the Google TV devices from Sony and Logitech, or the similar Boxee boxes from D-Link. The engineers from the group are being merged into Intel’s tablet group.

Intel confirmed the move, explaining: “There is a tonne of synergy between tablets and TVs (both are mainly content consumption, viewing devices) so we will combine the remaining CE businesses with the tablet organisation. As you can imagine, this was a tough decision – Intel led the creation and launch of the smart TV category and its first products. But, these collective actions will help to ensure that Intel has the best people focused on top business priorities.”

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