Intel $6 Atom processor

Intel is gearing up to launch what may be its most important product since the Pentium processor: The Atom CPU targets key growth markets and could ship hundreds of millions units within a few year. While much of the success will depend on unit numbers, sources told TG Daily that Atom will be big cash […]

Intel is gearing up to launch what may be its most important product since the Pentium processor: The Atom CPU targets key growth markets and could ship hundreds of millions units within a few year. While much of the success will depend on unit numbers, sources told TG Daily that Atom will be big cash cow for Intel.

Price has been a key feature of Atom, previously code-named Silverthorne, since the very first time Intel talked about this product. Intel itself stated that the production cost of the tiny chip may be close to that of a 286 CPU, allowing the company to sell the processor for a low price to open a new market of Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and Nettop computers with prices well below the $200 range.

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