Intel has announced that it plans to purchase the cable modem unit of Texas Instruments. Intel claims that the purchase will enhance its focus on the cable industry and related CE products that it already has.
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Intel plans to use experience it gained in making SoC products and Atom processors to making cable modems. Intel also reports that it plans to combine the TI Puma product line with DOCSIS standards and Intel SoCs to deliver an advanced set-top box.
Could we be looking at a seriously integrated cable box that also acts as a WiFi router and a modem for data content coming soon. That would be one seriously easy to set up streaming media system for your average TV watcher.