Monday, September 22, 2008

Intel unveils new, low power chip at Taiwan computer show

: Intel Corp. on Tuesday unveiled a new processor it states will revolutionise the information engineering industry by "bringing computing machines to everyone."

Intel Asia Pacific Ocean Frailty president and General Director Navin Shenoy said the Atom processor is intended to powerfulness small-sized laptop computers at low cost and do it easier for billions of people around the human race to entree the Internet.

Shenoy's proclamation at a China computing machine show raises the bet in Intel's attempts to best challengers like Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Via Technologies in supplying bits for inexpensive laptops.

These cheap machines — priced at less than US$500 (€320) — offering consumers in developed states the opportunity to purchase 2nd or 3rd PCs and do Internet entree finally possible for low-income customers in many development countries.

"The devices are being designed to convey the powerfulness of the Internet to almost everyone," Shenoy said. Today in Business with Reuters

Shenoy said that the Atom interruptions with the Intel tradition of making faster and faster chips, which have got an inherently high cost.

By contrast, he said, the low-power Atom bit is relatively inexpensive to bring forth and exceptionally small, with 2,500 units of measurement — each containing 47 million junction transistors — fitting on one 12-inch wafer.

That's the equivalent of squeezing 11 of the devices onto one U.S. penny.

"Intel have always been about faster, faster and faster chips," Shenoy said. "But we desire to introduce in a new way this time, very low power, very little size, and, yes, very low cost."

Retired information engineering analyst In Wei-yee, formerly of UBS silver in New York, called the Atom's launch "very significant."

"They're trying to turn to a big marketplace that demands low-cost solutions," he said. "The thought is to acquire beyond current bottlenecks."

The Atom's cardinal district is what the company phone calls "netbooks" — inexpensive notebook options that are littler and have got fewer mathematical functions than standard laptop computers but also utilize far less powerfulness and are easier to transport around.

The Atom is also designed for Mobile River Internet Devices — iPhone-like tablets that supply a "full" Internet experience, better than that available on cell phones.

Taiwan's AsusTek have had a jailbreak hit in the "netbook" class with its eeePC, which begins at US$300 (€191) and usages an Intel chip. Other manufacturers, like Hewlett-Packard Co., are entering the marketplace segment, too, though horsepower is using a bit from Via Technologies Inc.

Intel Asia Pacific's manager for advanced technical gross sales and services, Francis Edgar Stanley Huang, said the company is struggling to ran into demand for the new processor.

"Demand is very high," he said. "It's a job but it's a good job to have."

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