Intel has ditched plans to enhance its processors into TVs, tasking engineers in the Digital Home Group to instead concentrate on tablets, smartphones and ultrabooks like the newest ASUS Zenbook UX21. Although Intel will continue to keep supply chips to set-top box manufacturers like Comcast and Pace, Bloomberg reports, it can trim its investment into digital TV SoCs.
“This is really a business decision where we’re taking those resources and applying these to corporate priorities” Intel spokesperson Claudine Mangano explained from the shift in focus. This company is yet to detail precisely what is going to be lost since the Digital Home Group folds, but no job losses are required, only staff being shifted between divisions.
Intel’s CE4100 SoC had found a spot within the Boxee Box, as the company had already revealed its CE4200 successor. The SoC was also present in Logitech’s Google TV implementation, along with smart TVs from Sony.
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