Intel Ditches Smart TV: Shifts Focus Towards Ultrabooks, Smartphones And Tablets

Must Read

Hands-Free Resources: How Businesses Are Using AR to Make Workplaces Safe and Productive

The role of efficiency and ease in the modern world has become forefronted when it comes to technology, particularly...

Top Countries by App Downloads Q2 2021: India Dominates With 7 Billion+ Downloads [REPORT]

As the adoption of smartphones and the Internet has increased over the last decade, so has the number of...

3 Most Common Mistakes Social Media Marketers Are Committing In 2016

In their quest for greater sales and increased ROI, the self-appointed “digital marketing guru” has lost touch with what...

Apple’s all latest innovations have triggered the rapid competition in chip manufacturing industry. Now, chip design companies are concentrating more on Ulatrabook (thin laptops) and Smartphone chips rather than traditional desktop PCs and Smart TVs. They are focusing more on designing chips which consume less power and have high-efficiency rate. Intel is one of the renowned names in Chip industry. Today Intel has announced that it is dropping out its smart TV initiative in order to put more and more resources into its “top corporate imperatives”.

 “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,” a company spokeswoman said.

Intel had designed the chip for Smart TV, called as Digital Home Group, which is accountable for the consumer electronic version of the Atom SoC family. Boxee Box and Google TV, launched last year, are based on DHG’s CE4100 Atom SoC.

However, company will recuperate its operation in digital TV market and the members who were working on designing chips for digital TV will now concentrate on making chips for Ultrabook and smartphones. In May this year, Company  announced that, in 2012, 40% of laptops will be Ultrabook and it’s planning to make a chip which consumes 15 watt power.


It’s interesting that Intel will make chips for consumer electronics market. But company will focused mainly on gateway and internet protocol set – top boxes.

Intel says “There is a ton of synergy between tablets and TVs and so the consumer electronics business within Intel will now be folded into the tablet division, headed by Doug Davis”.

At present Intel designs various consumer electronics chips which consist of:

  • system-on-chips for IP set-top boxes;
  • chips for cable modems;
  • cable gateways;
  • fiber-to-the-home gateways;
  • retail IP gateways;
  • Multimedia terminal adapters.

It’s a sad new for consumers who want to purchase Smart TV, but in another way it’s also good news since Intel will now design chip for next generation Ultrabook and smartphones. Let’s hope Intel will go further and further and provide us the best chips in future.

What do you think about Intel’s latest move. will it pay off and company has chosen slippery road ? Do let us know your views.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Apple Is Slowly, But Steadily, Winning India Market: Records Double-Digit Growth In Q2 2021

Looks like the strategy to launch multiple variants of the iPhone 12 series is helping Apple to strengthen its...

In-Depth: Dprime

Will ‘TikTok By Microsoft’ Be A Winner?

For the last two years, TikTok has been in the public eye for all sorts of reasons. First, it was the exploded and unparalleled...

Facebook Subscription Model: Looking Beyond Ad Dollars?

Seldom do job listings create a stir this gripping. However, when the job listing in question is a stealth post from Twitter, with a...

Will The Online Food Delivery Market in India End Up Becoming A Two-Horse Race?

It's pretty much evident that the food delivery space in India is all set to get riled up soon enough as one of the...

More Articles Like This