I guess if you're as big and successful as Intel
, then you really don't need an invite. They invited themselves earlier last year with the development of an LCoS chip
That didn't seem to work out too well; in fact, it didn't work at all
and was basically scrapped. Now there are signs that they want to
rejoin the HDTV party with the purchase of Zarlink Semiconductor
for roughly $70 million.
Zarlink manufactures DTV demodulators and other DTV tuner technologies,
so does this mean that Intel is focusing more on the signal
technologies and not the display? I don't think so since they bought a
display company earlier this year by purchasing Oplus Technologies
Microsoft's push into the digital home via Media Center Edition PCs and
Xbox 360, are we going to see WinTel-powered HDTVs in the future? It's
not a stretch if you go one step farther and look at traditional
PC-maker, HP, and their networked high-def sets
. What do you think? I didn't invite Intel inside, did you?