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Visions from Intel, Sony

Intel touts its deal with RealNetworks and its upcoming chips, while Sony details the first digital TV with a picture tube.

Intel licenses video compression technology to RealNetworks and offers a glimpse at the upcoming Katmai chip, while Sony details the first high-definition TV with a flat screen that's based on mainstream picture tube technology.

Intel, RealNetworks link up
update In a pact that could also spur demand for high-end chips, Intel licenses video compression technology to a Microsoft rival.

Katmai chip aimed at video
Intel's Pentium II-based processor, due next year, will boost how 3D graphics and video are viewed and manipulated.

Sony joins digital TV fray
The company says it will offer the industry's first high-definition TV with a flat screen using mainstream picture tube technology.

Hope in sight for digital TV fight
The FCC's chief says the cable TV and consumer electronic industries pledge to resolve their technical differences.

Intel goes after notebook market
Intel will release Celeron processors for low-cost notebooks and has launched a line of low-power chips for mini-notebooks.