Intel Atom

The Atom Z670, Intel’s Answer To Tegra 2

The Atom Z670, Intel’s Answer To Tegra 2

This is big, Intel finally dropped a system on a chip on us. Today, they announced the official release of their new Atom Z670 CPU codenamed "Oak Trail." It's a 45nm chip with graphics and memory control on the same die. That lines up this chip to be a direct competitor to the ARM based chips we're seeing in virtually every other tablet. Intel has seemed to be a bit behind the game in the mobile market, but the "Oak Trail" might be their ticket to the show.

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Intel Executive Anand Chandrasekher Resigns

Intel Executive Anand Chandrasekher Resigns

Anand Chandrasekher, the senior vice president and general manager of the Ultra Mobility Group (UMG), was the driving force behind the Atom and Centrino Atom low power CPU's. He will be replaced by VP's Mike Bell and Dave Whalen, who will be co-leading the group in Chandrasekher's absence. Intel's site says about the UMG,"This group is responsible for low power Intel® Architecture products, ultra-mobile PC's, mobile internet devices, smart mobile and hand-held market segments." Intel's announcement noted that Chandrasekher would be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities after a long run at the company. He's been with Intel since 1988.

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Intel Acquires Silicon Hive In Push For Mobile Processing Chips

Intel Acquires Silicon Hive In Push For Mobile Processing Chips

Intel acquired Silicon Hive today in an effort to push itself further into the mobile device market. Silicon Hive is a company specializing in making chipsets for smartphones, media hubs and other small devices. Intel has been lagging behind in mobile processing, and although its Intel Atom is gearing up for tablet devices, their processor is still too big, demands too much power, and is more expensive than those of competing chip makers such as ARM and NVIDIA.

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NAO: A Robot with a Heart Powered by Intel

NAO: A Robot with a Heart Powered by Intel

Intel and Aldebaran have collaborated to created NAO, a robot with a heart powered by Intel Atom. He's teeny, the size of a large newborn baby: only 53cm in height, and weighs 4kg (Ok, about 21 inches and 9lbs). Nao can be customized with a wide range of accessories, and can be used for many different purposes.
He can even dance flamenco. See the video after the break.

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DreamBook ePad F10: New Intel Windows Tablet

DreamBook ePad F10: New Intel Windows Tablet

There are more and more tablet options on the market these days. Pioneer Computers in Australia is offering up another alternative in its new DreamBook ePad F10. This sleek tablet runs on the Intel Atom processor and is ready for either Microsoft Windows 7 or Android.

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Intel Netbook and Tablet Group Formed Behind Closed Doors

Intel Netbook and Tablet Group Formed Behind Closed Doors

Sometimes companies still like to do things under the radar. No press release, and no public announcement to be heard. Intel, this time around, is the company in question, and it looks like the chip maker is all set to make sure that in the near future, they've got some buffer zones built against the competition within the netbook and tablet market.

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Linutop 3 fanless Atom-powered PC surfaces

Linutop 3 fanless Atom-powered PC surfaces

If you like some open source sauce to go with your computing experience you may be familiar with the Linutop line of computers. The Linutop 2 ran and AMD Geode processor and is a crazy tiny little machine. The company has announced the latest version of the Linutop PC dubbed the Linutop 3. This time around the machine gets a bit larger, but gets Intel Atom power.

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Intel Reveals their First Reconfigurable Atom Chip

Intel Reveals their First Reconfigurable Atom Chip

Those people who make all kinds of chips, Intel, revealed today a configurable Atom processor series by the name of E600C. It was introduced back in September with the name Stellarton and can accommodate a range of memory interfaces, high-speed connections, and standard or user-defined I/O interfaces. The E600C will include an Altera Field Programmable Gare Array (FPGA) and will (hooray) allow for a bigger range of specific chips to be sold on the market without the need for giant hardware changes. Each chip includes an extended 7-year lifecycle manufacturers support. Let Douglas L. Davis tell you all about it!

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