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Gallery: Intel's Atom and tiny devices to fit

Atom processor with the Intel System Controller Hub

Intel unveils its Atom processor (formerly known as Silverthorne) for MID or mobile Internet devices at the Intel Developer Forum in Shanghai. Intel says the Atom chip and the Centrino Atom version use about 3 watts of power compared to 35-watt chips that are now found in notebooks.

"This is as important to Intel as the launch of the Pentium in the mid-1990s", Intel chief executive Paul Otellini said in a video played during an IDF keynote.

Here is the Atom processor with the Intel System Controller Hub. For more information read Larry Dignan's blog.

Photo credit: Intel