Speaking Monday at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini focused on the growth in mobile computing devices and showed off a few of the rich media applications that will be powered by Intel's chips.
How the TV will be transformed into a media hub for the home is also a focus at IDF this year.
Lectures, interactive panels, and hands-on labs are part of IDF, being held this week at Moscone West in San Francisco. Intel is outlining its vision for a new generation of interconnected devices and powerful software.
Intel Executive Vice President David "Dadi" Perlmutter's keynote speech Tuesday touched on the release of Sandy Bridge, the processor microarchitecture that uses Intel's 32-nanometer manufacturing method.
This next-generation chipmaking technology will allow for much faster computing while reducing power consumption.
Doug Davis, vice president of the Intel Architecture Group, opened his speech Tuesday holding a copy of the Dr. Seuss book "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" He said that with Intel's newest processors, the future is here and will be built on Intel.
The yet-to-be-released Dell Inspiron laptop, which converts to a tablet-like device, was shown for the first time at IDF.
The Windows device was demonstrated as a photo browser and media player in tablet mode, and a more businesslike work device as a laptop. Shown with Davis is Dave Zavelson, marketing manager for Ultramobile devices at Dell.
Waving his hands in front of a display, a Gesturetek representative scrolls through a home management software home screen. Gesturetek gives gesture-based interaction to TV, photos, video, and Internet content.
There is no official release date, but Google TV devices are expected to be available starting next month. Google TV is the company's platform for searching and recording content from across the Web and channel service providers on your home television.
Intel Labs is demonstrating some of its forward-thinking projects at IDF. This setup shows how Intel is working on hybrid systems to power devices by battery and alternative energy, such as solar power.