Intel Outlines Atom Processor Plans

Paul Lilly

Today being the first day of the Computex convention in Taipei, Intel wasted no time in discussing its Atom processor strategy and the Atom franchise in general.

"Intel believes the strength of the Atom franchise can help consumers realize the true potential for a common experience to enable the compute continuum," David Perlmutter, executive vice president and co-general manager, Intel Architecture Group, said during a keynote. "With platforms ranging from compact and portable netbooks, to Smart TV experiences and innovative tablets designs, Intel Architecture is driving innovative products based on a unique 'port of choice' software strategy."

In production now and expected to launch in time for the holiday shopping season are several mobile dual-core Atom chips, which Intel promises "will deliver a noticeably snappier, more responsive consumer experience" without sacrificing battery life. Intel Atom N455 and N475 parts with DDR3 support are already available, while D525 and D425 chips for entry-level desktops are on tap for a June 21 release date.

Looking further ahead, Intel said it will have its "Oak Trail" system-on-a-chip (SoC) platform ready for an early 2011 release. Oak Trail represents Intel's Atom processor strategy for the tablet market and upcoming netbooks.

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