Intel Corp delays launch of TV chip
In another product postponement, semiconductor giant Intel Corp said it won't be offering a chip for projection TVs by the end of 2004 as it had announced earlier this year.
The Santa Clara, California-based chip maker said on Monday it still plans to introduce a liquid crystal on silicon chip, or LCoS, but company spokeswoman Laura Anderson declined to provide a specific timeline.
"Basically, we're evolving our product development plans," she said, adding the company wants to more clearly differentiate its product from competing technologies and provide a clearer television picture.
LCoS competes against other new display technologies that have already invigorated the rear-projection TV market, most notably the digital light processing (DLP) chip pioneered by Texas Instruments Inc.
Intel's plan to jump into the market was officially unveiled in January during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Analysts said the company's research and development dollars could make big-screen TVs cheaper and better -- much like what it did for personal computers.