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TVB Tech Alert: Intel Interactive TV Chip

SANTA CLARA, CALIF.: Intel has unveiled the Atom CE4100 media processor, a new chip that is said to handle video, 3D animation and interactive TV. Code-named “Sodaville,” the chip was introduced last week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, media reports indicated.

Sodaville is Intel’s latest system on a chip. It’s intended for TVs, media players and digital set-top boxes. The company is reportedly working with Adobe Systems to port Flash 10 to Sodaville, enabling the playback of H.264 video as well as Flash applications and 3D video.

Intel is also developing a high-speed, optical, input-output technology code-named “Light Peak” that’s said to improve bandwidth flexibility.