Intel Demonstrates Next-Generation Silicon Products for CE Devices

Monday, January 7th, 2008
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INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas — Intel Corporation (INTC) President and CEO Paul Otellini today said the Internet will continue disrupting the consumer electronics and entertainment industries in new ways and described how the Internet’s evolution will create business opportunities for “those who embrace it.”

Microprocessors Matter More than Ever

Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on a chip will double every 18 to 24 months. Otellini also described that an advantage of the additional transistors is the integration of new functions into a single chip and how it’s creating business opportunities for CE companies and exciting benefits for consumers.

To prove his point, Otellini demonstrated for the first time Intel’s first Intel Architecture-based system-on-a-chip product optimized for a new generation of set-top boxes, media players and TVs. It will enable easy migration of Internet applications and services to TVs, providing rich interactive experiences to complement traditional TV viewing. He described the product, codenamed “Canmore,” as a “CE system and an Internet system.”

Otellini announced that Canmore will be available in the second half of this year and will pair a powerful PC-class processor core with leading-edge, dedicated A/V processing that can play 1080p video with 7.1 surround sound, a 3-D graphics unit for cool user interfaces and online games, and technologies to enable broadcast TV.

“Packaging several important functions – such as computing, graphics and audio-video processing – into a single chip will help devices do more while taking up less space and energy,” Otellini said.