Intel launches Atom at Computex

Posted on Tuesday, June 03 2008 @ 17:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel officially launched its Atom series processors at Computex. Intel Asia Pacific vice president and general manager Navin Shenoy told DigiTimes that around 90% of the Atom-based devices currently announced are designed by Taiwanese firms. Intel expects to ship 100 million Atom chips by 2011.
Two platforms were officially unveiled today, the Atom N270 CPU and mobile 945GSE and ICH7M chipsets for netbooks, and the N230 CPU and 945GC and ICH7 chipsets for nettops. Both platforms offer CPU speeds up to 1.6GHz, 533MHz DDR2, PCI Express, USB and Intel HD audio.

Atom-based products have been announced by most of Taiwan's top notebook and motherboard brands, including the new 8.9-inch Eee PC 901, 10-inch 1000 and Eee Box from Asustek, the Wind PC series from Micro-Star International (MSI) which includes netbook, nettop and motherboards, and the M912X netbook from Gigabyte, featuring a touch screen.

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