CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Intel Corporation President and CEO Paul S. Otellini today unveiled two
platforms and several content alliances that provide the foundation for new
experiences from digital entertainment and wireless laptops -- and include the
new high-performance, low-power Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor.
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Noting the transformation now underway in entertainment, Otellini
introduced the company's new home platform -- Intel(R) Viiv(TM) technology
-- and several commitments from top U.S. and international entertainment
companies including AOL, DIRECTV, NBC Universal, Turner Broadcasting's
GameTap, ESPN, Televisa and Eros. ClickStar announced its first feature film,
"10 Items or Less," with a plan for an Internet premiere within weeks of its
theatrical release, an industry first. These and other developments will bring
millions of songs, movies, programs and games to the PC in 2006.
Intel Viiv technology-based entertainment PCs will help make it easier for
families to download, store, view, manage and share all kinds of digital
entertainment and information on a choice of TV, PC, laptop and hand-held
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Duo mobile technology improves performance and
battery life for the fast-growing wireless laptop market segment. Otellini
also introduced the ground-breaking Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor
-- powerful dual core silicon supporting the Intel Centrino Duo and certain
Intel Viiv technology models. The processor is well equipped to deliver
performance-per-watt efficiency and sleek designs for entertainment PCs,
notebooks and CE-like devices.
"With our new platforms, we're not only boosting wireless computing, but
also advancing digital entertainment a few steps closer to effortless," said
Otellini. "Just as we enabled exciting new norms with wireless broadband
laptops, we're working with computer, CE and entertainment companies to make
home entertainment easier. Our unique processors, tailored platform features
and joint work with these industries exemplify our push to advance on-demand
delivery of movies, TV, music, games and photos to any home on virtually any
New Intel Home and Mobile Platforms
Intel Viiv (rhymes with "five") technology includes a suite of Intel-based
hardware and software that, along with Microsoft* Windows* XP Media Center
Edition 2005, offers exciting new entertainment experiences. Based on a choice
of powerful Intel(R) Pentium(R) D, Pentium Processor Extreme Edition and Intel
Core Duo processors, these PCs will reflect a variety of features, prices and
stylish designs -- including "all-in-one" hybrid TVs and book-sized PCs.
PCs based on the platform will have a variety of entertainment options
including support for both a minimum of 5.1 or higher surround sound and
high-definition video. Systems may also instantly turn on and off with the
touch of a button (when enabled, after initial boot) and could be used with
TV-like remote controls when included with the system or purchased separately.
Intel Viiv technology platforms will include the new Intel(R) 945/955/975
Express Chipset family and Intel PRO/1000 PM or Intel PRO/100 VE/VM network
Later this year, the platform will add features that will simplify the
set-up of a home network and the ability to transfer digital content from the
PC to other devices.
Otellini also pointed out a number of features that can make Centrino(R)
Duo mobile technology the ultimate on-the-go entertainment system. In addition
to performance, battery life and wireless connectivity options, systems will
be available in variety of sizes from thin and light laptops to more powerful
ones with 17-inch plus widescreens -- and surround sound, enhanced graphics
and high-definition TV support depending on the model. The Mobile Intel 945
Express Chipset family and Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection also
Intel plans to introduce more than 20 new processors, chipsets and other
products this month. Pricing for each varies and processors will be listed by
product numbers. For more information, visit www.intc.com/pricelist.
More than 200 PC makers plan to sell hundreds of unique PC and laptop
models using these new products and platforms. Intel expects to sell tens of
millions of these platforms and processors in 2006 using its industry-leading
65-nanometer and 300 millimeter manufacturing capabilities that enable more
energy efficient and affordable consumer products.
Goal: Infinite Hours of Digital Programming Available Worldwide
Otellini also highlighted several new worldwide entertainment commitments
to make digital programming available through Intel Viiv technology and PCs,
-- AOL - AOL Music On Demand*, AOL Radio* featuring XM* Satellite Radio
and AOL Pictures* this month; AOL Music Now and AOL Video* AOL Video
featuring the "AOL Hi-Q" high-quality video format coming later this
-- ClickStar - The entertainment company will introduce its first film,
"10 Items or Less," via the Internet just weeks after its theatrical
-- DIRECTV - The leading digital TV service provider will make its
programming seamlessly available on PCs, laptops and media players
through its verified set-top.
-- ESPN - ESPN.com Motion* will feature sports highlights in high
definition plus Full Court* with 300 collegiate basketball games in
full-screen broadcast quality.
-- Eros - The largest international distributor in the Indian film
industry ("Bollywood") plans to make its digital content portal and
future digital video services available on-demand.
-- Grupo Televisa - The largest media company in the Spanish-speaking
world will provide a wide choice of popular soap operas, sporting
events, news and music.
-- MTV Networks - MTV said it will optimize a number of its channels for
Intel Viiv technology ranging from Comedy Central's "MotherLoad" to
-- NBC - NBC will deliver select highlights in high resolution of all
17 days of the 2006 Winter Olympics exclusively to Intel Viiv
technology-based PCs, with other joint efforts later.
-- Shanghai Media Group - China's top media group will deliver its digital
movies, TV dramas, exclusive interactive programming and other live
-- Turner Broadcasting's GameTap - A first-of-its-kind broadband
entertainment network, GameTap will bring hundreds of diverse videos
and games to the "10-foot" TV screen.
Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies,
products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live.
Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.
System performance, battery life, high-definition quality and
functionality, and wireless performance and functionality will vary depending
on your specific operating system, hardware and software configurations.
* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others
-- Intel, the Intel logo, Centrino, Intel Core, Intel Viiv and Pentium are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries
in the United States and other countries.
SOURCE Intel Corporation