Atom marks Intel’s bet on low-power processors

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Intel has just announced a new designation for its previously known low-power processors with the code names Silverthorne and Diamondville. Atom will now designate the chips produced for mobile Internet devices that are expected to hit the market later this year.

This is Intel’s smallest processor, built with 45 nanometer transistor technology and based on a new micro architecture specially designed for small equipment and low power consumption, while maintaining compatibility with the Core 2 Duo instructions.

In addition to the new processors, Intel also introduced Centrino Atom technology, formerly codenamed Menlow, which combines processing components with a graphics processor and wireless communication, all with the same concept of size reduction and consumption. .

With this strategy, Intel tries to extend to mobile devices the concept that has already shown success in notebooks, with Centrino, and which also extended to PCs with the Viiv platform.

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