Monday, March 3, 2008

Intel launches Intel® Atom™

Intel announces Intel Atom brand for new family of low-power processors.

"Intel's smallest processor built using world's smallest transistors designed for new Internet devices, low-cost PCs", says their press release.

The Intel Atom processor will be the name for a new family of low-power processors designed specifically for mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and a new class of simple and affordable Internet-centric computers.

The Intel Atom processor is based on an entirely new microarchitecture designed specifically for small devices and low power, while maintaining the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo instruction set.

According to Intel, these new market segments represent a significant new opportunity to grow the overall market for Intel silicon, using the Intel Atom processor as the foundation.

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