Somebody at Intel has decided that the company needed a
name change to go along with some of its new tech, the first out since their PentiumPro was released in 1995. Atom is what they now call their low-power processors and low cost MIDs that will become available sometime later this year. They believe that the market is right for pocket sized “netbooks” priced at around $250.00. The chip itself is about 25 square mm, and were previously referred to as Silverthorne and Diamondville. In an even kinder move, the Atom MID was formerly code named Menlow.
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