Intel is walking away from its efforts to get its chipsets into Internet-connected televisions and will instead devote some of those resources toward developing tablet computers.
Bloomberg reported that Intel still plans on supplying its chips to set-top box vendors, but engineers from its Digital Home Group will shift their attention to tablets, smartphones and the company's new line of Ultrabook laptops.
Intel has been successful in getting its Atom processors into the Google TV devices that were made by Sony and Logitech International. Intel also worked with Pace on the next-generation boxes that were developed for Comcast’s Xcalibur service, which is currently in a trial in Augusta, Ga.
Bloomberg reported that Intel wasn't able to convince Samsung and Sony to include its processors in their TVs.