FUD Zilla reports Intel is promising fanless designs for its 2012 "Cedar Trail" Atom platform:
Cedar Trail still uses the NM10 chipset so there won't be any native USB 3.0 support even from the 2012 Atom platform.
The fun part is that Intel promises fanless designs as its TDP will be so small, and such TDP is probably good to fit the Atom Cedar view even in tablets. If you haven’t notices Apple sold millions of iPads and Nvidia and other ARM and leg tablet wannabe market leaders have high hopes of selling millions of them in 2011.
Additionally, the site also heard that Cedar Trail will still be limited to DirectX 10.1:
CedarTrail Atoms, both in D for Desktop and M for mobile incarnations are scheduled to appear in Q4 2011. You can count them as 2012 products as they will realistically ship in early 2012 and probably even later.
The new Atom platform from Cedar Trail D will have a DirectX 10.1 graphics core. There won’t be any DirectX 11 support, at least not for Cedar Trail D. The only hope that Intel is saving DirectX 11 announcement for the last moment, but this is highly unlikely.