Intel Drops Two New Atom Chips into Storage Appliance Sectors

Paul Lilly

Intel's Atom processor line has become ubiquitous with netbooks and most nettops, but these aren't the only areas the Santa Clara chip maker sees Atom processors making a splash. Recent reports suggest Intel will make a serious push into the tablet market, and more recently, the company unveiled two new Atom parts for home and small business storage applications.

These include the single-core D425 and dual-core D525, both of which come clocked at 1.8GHz and support DDR3 SO-DIMMs. The two chips are paired with Intel's 82801 IR I/O controller and support Microsoft Windows Home Server and Linux operating systems.

This is relatively new territory for Intel's Atom line, but the platform is gaining steam. Ever since Intel shoved its Atom line into the home and business storage markets back in March 2010, several companies have jumped on board, including Acer, Cisco, LaCie, LG, Netgear, QNAP, Thecus, and more.

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