Intel Expands Into Consumer Electronics
In his CES keynote address, Intel president Paul Otellini foretells of the "entertainment PC."LAS VEGASBy next year, your TV as well as your PC may contain the tagline "Intel Inside". Intel Corp. President Paul Otellini described the companys expansion into consumer electronics products in a keynote speech here at the Consumer Electronics Show on Thursday. The chipmaker wont actually manufacture the products, but the technologies such as liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS), the companys Xscale embedded processor and a new mobile graphics processor will power a new category of entertainment PCs. LCOS, in particular, will enable dramatically cheaper PCs by 2005, Otellini said.
"Over 350 million digital devices will be sold into the home this year," Otellini said. "About 1.5 billion devices will be sold between 2004 and 2006, according to IDC. In many ways its a larger market than the PC."