Date Added: Mar 2011
The Atom processor is a striking success for Intel. Without detracting from their efforts in the high-end of the microprocessor market, the company has been able to develop a significant presence in the market's low end. From the Intel perspective, the Atom processor has enabled a highly desired expansion of its overall exposure in both B2B and B2C market arenas. By definition, products addressing the low end of the market should cost less, but otherwise market requirements are pretty much the same as for the high-end: low-power consuming, low heat, and smaller size for either mobility or higher density.