Intel, Samsung Reveal TV, Tablet Partnerships

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Hardware producer Samsung and chip maker Intel have announced a new partnership that will see the release of TVs specially built for streaming video from a computer. The technology is based around Intel's new fourth-generation 'Haswell' processor.

Samsung and Intel say the plan is based on the integration of Intel's Wireless Display technology into Samsung high-definition television sets. The firms say this will eliminate any need for a separate receiver to play content from a PC on a TV.

Haswell Processors Built to Stream Video

Wireless Display technology is a new feature of Intel's Haswell processors. The chip maker says its new processors -- which will soon be found in mobile devices as well as PCs -- are built with streaming video in mind.

Augmenting these Wireless Display features will be new tools in Microsoft's soon-to-be-released Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) operating system. (Source:

Intel Replaces ARM Behind New Galaxy Tab

Samsung has also chosen Intel to provide chips for its newest tablet computer, the Galaxy Tab 3. Given that previous versions of the Galaxy Tab had been powered by ARM processors, the contract is a major coup for Intel.

Samsung recently revealed two new tablet computers, including 8-inch and 10.1-inch devices. The 8-inch version runs on Google's Android operating system and features a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1280 x 800-resolution high-definition screen.

The 10.1-inch model will also use Android. It features a similar screen but a slightly more powerful 1.6 GHz processor.

"This is a win-win deal for both sides," a Samsung researcher said of the deal. "Samsung wants to secure as many processors as possible at better pricing." (Source:

The new partnership marks Intel's attempt to gain a foothold in two new markets: television and tablet computers. For Samsung, the deals represent an attempt to expand its presence beyond the smartphone market, where it has already established a dominant position.

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