Intel on Google TV and the future

Intel’s Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner says that the company’s next big thing is security for open platforms.

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Intel has had recent success with its chip for the Google TV platform, and expects strong growth in the future.

News about Intel is news about Oregon’s economic future; the Wall Street Journal asked Intel’s tech chief what’s next.

[The next big thing for Intel is] Security. The question is how we take what is fundamentally an open platform in many of these consumer-electronics devices and make it secure. We’ve got open software with something like Android. We’ve got app stores and people downloading apps. It’s the Wild Wild West.

How do we take an open platform and selectively close it, protect crucial parts of the code from attack and keep secrets even if the software is compromised? It seems like an impossible task. But we think we know how to do it.

Read the whole interview at the Wall Street Journal.