Monday, March 31, 2008

Intel Unveils Centrino Atom Processor for Mobile Internet Devices

Intel introduced five new Intel Atom processors for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and embedded computing solutions that it expects will begin shipping this summer.

The technology package includes the Inte Atom processor (formerly codenamed "Silverthorne") plus a single-chip with integrated graphics called the Intel System Controller Hub that enables PC-like capabilities. The Intel Atom processor, which is Intel's smallest and the world's fastest chip under 3 watts, has a thermal design power range1 of 0.65 to 2.4 watts* (versus 35 watts for today's typical laptop), average power range of 160-220 milliwatts (mW) and idle power range of 80-100mW.

"Today is a historic day for Intel and the high-tech industry as we deliver our first-ever Intel Atom processor and surround it with a great package of technology," said Anand Chandrasekher, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Ultra Mobility Group.