Intel's New Initiative Impacts DTV World

San Francisco, CA--At CES in Las Vegas next month, The Intel Corporation will launch an initiative to develop a semiconductor line that may lower flat-panel digital TV prices, according to industry analysts.
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San Francisco, CA--At CES in Las Vegas next month, The Intel Corporation will launch an initiative to develop a semiconductor line that may lower flat-panel digital TV prices, according to industry analysts.

Intel is proposing the use of LCoS (liquid-crystal-on-silicon) as a cost-effective alternative to such high-definition technologies such as DLP by Texas Instruments. LCoS--lauded by many in the CE industry for its high resolution--is deployed in a number of HDTV sets, including JVC and Philips Electronics products. MicroDisplay will roll out single-panel LCoS panel possessing 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution in the next year.

Intel's foray into the consumer electronics channel underscores the growing trend of PC and chip manufacturers, such as Gateway, Dell and HP, now entering the sector.

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