Intel confirmed that its big screen television display chip, codenamed Clayley, will not be launched this year as it had previously planned. The company had announced this chip in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it was part of its big move into the consumer electronics space.
Intel had promised products based on the technology during the second half of 2004 and said they would significantly lower the prices of big screen televisions for the Christmas shopping season 2004.
Now it is unclear when Intel's LCoS products will hit the market.? A spokeswoman said Intel is not providing a new release date for the technology.
Intel made the delay decision based on "technology transitions" such as a desire to offer higher picture quality and feedback from customers, the spokeswoman said.
"We are aligning our technology roadmap to meet that feedback," the spokeswoman said.? "It's a matter of making sure we have the right product at the right time to meet our customers' needs."
Several other companies have also released or are on the verge of releasing LCoS based display technologies including heavy hitter Philips Electronics and start up Brillian.