Intel Demos WiDi Tablet Technology

Intel demonstrated new wireless streaming technology that allows users to stream HD videos and games from a tablet PC to a desktop or a HD television set at the Intel Developer Forum.

The company demonstrated the wireless streaming technology on a tablet PC based on the Atom processor, using WiDi wireless display technology.

Dadi Perlmutte an Intel executive vice president, said during the keynote: “We never said Atom was a bad chip.”

Bringing WiDi to the tablet front is a smart move from Intel as tablet PCs are on the rise. Streaming videos, games and other media content to and from a tablet PC is expected to become increasingly popular with consumers in the future.

Some experts believe that wireless media streaming will soon replace cable and satellite TV as people are opt for streaming services like NetFlix and Hulu to watch films and TV shows.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini demonstrated television sets running on the Atom processor as a part of its TV partnership with Google.