January 5, 2009
Intel to integrate Adobe Flash in set-top boxes for better web TV
Intel plans to power its Media Processor CE 3100 with Adobe Flash technology to deliver web content to internet-connected consumer electronics devices, such as cable set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players, digital TVs and retail connected AV devices. The new technology will allow couch potatoes to surf from the comfort of their sofa. Adobe will optimize Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Flash Lite for the platform, and Intel will ship the first CE3100 with Flash support sometime in Q2.
The move is part of the Open Screen Project supported by around 20 companies, and the long term goals is to enable web content, standalone applications and full web browsing on TVs, set-top boxes, mobile devices and other consumer electronics.