Image 1 of 9
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.rnrn
“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.rnrn
Here is the Atom processor with the Intel System Controller Hub. For more information read Larry Dignan’s blog.rnrn
Photo credit: Intel
The Atom processor initially comes in five variants ranging from 800MHz to 1.86GHz. Here is the Atom processor wafer.
The Atom processor package.
Here’s the Atom wafer compared to the eye of a needle.
Intel showed off several MID devices, bigger than a handheld but smaller than a notebook, lined up to use the Atom chips.
Mobile Internet device run by the Atom chip by BenQ.
Concept by Clarion
This concept by Compal is based on Intel’s Centrino Atom processor.
Another concept–this time by Electrobit.