Intel pulls out of smart TVs

Intel will stop working on chips for TVs and instead concentrate on Ultrabooks and tablets.

Intel pulls out of smart TVs

The chip maker has been pushing internet-enabled TVs for the past few years, teaming up with Google last year.

Smart TVs haven’t taken off however, with Logitech losing millions on the Google TV set-top box – which uses Intel’s Atom CE4100 system-on-a-chip.

Intel will keep producing those chips for set-top boxes, but will move research and development resources from its Digital Home Group to focus on tablets and Ultrabooks.

“This is a business decision where we’re taking those resources and applying them to corporate priorities,” said spokeswoman Claudine Mangano, according to Bloomberg.

Intel has struggled with Atom, failing to make much of a mark in the tablet and smartphone market.

We’ve yet to hear back from Intel following a request for more information about the Digital Home Group changes.

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