Separately Kim showed he is working on a software strategy of supporting multiple environments.
Intel announced it has about 15 new applications running on its Widget Channel co-developed with Yahoo. The apps include widgets from the Associated Press, Netflix and Showtime.
"We have a number of players writing widgets, but now what is clear is the need for a full applications development framework for TV," said Kim, showing Adobe Flash 10 running on a Canmore system.
|Eric Kim, General Manager, Intel Digital Home Group|
"Adobe Flash has the largest Internet development community behind it, and we believe Flash will play a key role in shaping the interactive TV experience," Kim said.
"I think it will be commonplace in the future for consumers to access third party applications on their living room TVs," said David Wadhwani, general manager of Adobe's platform business who joined Kim on the IDF stage.
Flash 10 will be available on Intel's chips before April.
Separately, startup Transgaming demonstrated a service it will deliver in partnership with service providers to bring PC games to Linux-based Canmore and Sodaville systems. The gametree.tv service will be available early next year.
"We are very intrigued with the ideas of running true PC games even though our architecture is running Linux," said Kim.
In a separate keynote, Intel chief technology officer Justin Rattner talked about stereo
Mark Francisco, a chief technologist at Comcast, said Cable labs has lobbied the HDMI Licensing group to support the so-called over-and-under multiplexing spec. The spec let's cable broadcasters code into one virtual channel the left and right eye data needed for stereo 3D.
Rattner also hosted a demo of a novel stereo 3D technology for LCD TVs based on LCOS displays and laser optical light sources from startup HDI (Los Gatos, Calif.) shown in the video below.