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Adobe is to put its Flash software in chips for TVs and set-top boxes

We've already seen new internet TVs from Sony, Philips and Panasonic, and now more sets could be made web-capable with chips using Adobe Flash software.

Adobe has secured a deal to put its Flash software into many chips that go into flatscreen TVs and set-top boxes.

Flash will be included on chips made by Broadacom, Intel, NXP and STMicroelectronics.

This will enable developers and content providers to create applications to deliver web-based content such as news, weather reports and share prices to TVs.

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However, the deal does not include TVs made by Sony and Samsung, which use Yahoo's widgets.

The first sets using Adobe Flash are expected on sale next year.