SAN FRANCISCO — Intel is committing nearly 20 percent of its annual R&D budget, to "growth segments" including bringing Internet content to televisions and other consumer devices. Other growth segments include mobile Internet devices and WiMax

In comments at the Beet.TV Online Video Roundtable in San Francisco last month, Wilfred Martis, Director of Platform Strategy, said that a considerable amount of this R&D money is being committed to bring Web video to the television.

He said the widget channel with Yahoo! was just a first step.  The first TV's with the Yahoo! widget channel launched last month.  You can watch a video of how the widget works.

He told the group, that this technology will lead to "pretty radical innovation in the next five years."

Our roundtable took place at the office of Adobe.  I co-moderated with Liz Gannes, editor of NewTeeVee.

Intel will release its highly anticipated quarterly results on Tuesday.

— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer