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March 3, 2008

New Atom Line From Intel


by Rohan Parker
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In a statement issued by Intel today, a new line of power efficient processors - dubbed Atom - is going to be released and is intended for the emerging needs of the mobile internet device (MIDs) market and for Internet-centric computers. The Atom range will be set at entry-level prices and will be available later in 2008.

The statement also outlined the Intel Centrino Atom processor which is aimed at MID devices and will contain multiple chips to enable the ultimate experience of the Internet from not only a portable machine, but a pocketable one.

According to the statement, the Intel Atom processor is created with a brand new microarchitecture expressly made for small devices with low power, but it will still incorporate Intel Core 2 Duo compatibility. Another unique feature of the new design is that is supports multiform threads which will enhance performance and system reaction time. The Atom processor measures under a tiny 25 square millimeters and is Intel’s smallest and most power efficient processor to date.

The code names whilst these chips were in production were Silverthorne and Diamondville, however now they are out and in the open, they will be manufactured with hi-k metal gate technology on Intel’s 45nm process. The processors will also be able to scale to 1.8GHz speeds and have thermal design power (TDP), specified in the 0.6 to 2.5W range.

Intel has predicted that the market is soon going to be demanding Internet-centric devices both mobile, called netbooks, and desktops, called nettopswith and they plan to be offering the tech required for such machines. Demand in mobile personal computing is growing exponentially and Intel’s Atom range will offer people the ability to commence with their mobile internet needs whilst working with new low-power equipment.

According to Intel, the Atom processor could well be used for consumer electronic devices, thin clients and embedded applications in the future.

Intel’s design with the new Centrino Atom processors will allow the best ever experience with mobile internet computing and will also include a low-power companion chip with wireless radio, integrated graphics, and is thinner and lighter than any of their former chips.

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