MANHASSET, N.Y. Intel Corp said Thursday (September 30) it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. to promote digital home technologies, according to a Forbes report.
The move is indicative of Intel's growing interest in the digital home. Earlier this month, Intel announced it would invest in five companies involved in developing technologies for the digital home.
"The digital home has arrived in Taiwan," Paul Otellini, Intel's president and chief operating officer, was quoted as saying in the report.
Otellini added that Taiwan is well positioned to take advantage of the advent of the digital home, as more than 50 percent of its households have broadband capability.
The memorandum of understanding outlines how Intel and Chunghwa Telecom will jointly develop and generate awareness for multimedia applications and services for the digital home.
The two companies also plan to open a lab for digital home technologies that will test products for interoperability with consumer electronics equipment, and focus on user experiences.
Chunghwa Telecom expects to launch a total digital home solution -- a collaboration between Intel Taiwan, leading IT companies and content providers -- by the end of the year, the report said.
"As is with most new products, we expect a good number of early adopters for the digital home era over the next 12 months before mass adoption sets in," Otellini was quoted as saying.