Taipei, Thursday, July 31, 2014 22:36 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
30°C
Computex 2008: Intel officially announces Atom, 90% of devices come from Taiwan makers
Ricky Morris, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Tuesday 3 June 2008]

Intel has officially launched its Atom series processors for low-power consumption, low-cost PCs designed to give users access to the Internet anywhere.

According to Navin Shenoy, vice president and general manager, Intel Asia Pacific, Atom-based notebooks (netbooks) and desktops (nettops) have opportunities in emerging markets as affordable devices for first-time PC users, and in mature markets as a second home PC, in particular for children.

Two platforms were officially unveiled today, the Atom N270 CPU and mobile 945GSE and ICH7M chipsets for netbooks, and the N230 CPU and 945GC and ICH7 chipsets for nettops. Both platforms offer CPU speeds up to 1.6GHz, 533MHz DDR2, PCI Express, USB and Intel HD audio.

Atom-based products have been announced by most of Taiwan's top notebook and motherboard brands, including the new 8.9-inch Eee PC 901, 10-inch 1000 and Eee Box from Asustek, the Wind PC series from Micro-Star International (MSI) which includes netbook, nettop and motherboards, and the M912X netbook from Gigabyte, featuring a touch screen.

According to Shenoy, 90% of the Atom-based devices currently announced are designed by Taiwan-based companies. Intel expects to have shipped 100 million Atom units by 2011.

Realtime news
  • Taiwan IC suppliers to benefit as Samsung steps up purchases of IC parts

    Bits + chips | 28min ago

  • MediaTek hikes 4G smartphone solution shipment target for 2014

    Bits + chips | 29min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Promotion of HEMS appliances in Japan faces problems

    Green energy | 2h 22min ago

  • Young Optics nets NT$54 million for 1H14

    Before Going to Press | 1h 40min ago

  • China market: Gome to start price-cuts to promote LCD TVs in August, says report

    Before Going to Press | 1h 44min ago

  • Teco to exhibit cloud-based smart home appliances at TAIROS

    Before Going to Press | 1h 59min ago

  • Samsung reports decreased handset and tablet shipments for 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | 2h 1min ago

  • PCB/LCD equipment supplier Asia Neo Tech to debut on OTC market

    Before Going to Press | 2h 26min ago

  • Nearly 50 firms stepping into 3D printing, says ITRI

    Before Going to Press | 2h 37min ago

  • Radiant Opto-Electronics nets NT$3.07 per share for 1H14

    Before Going to Press | 2h 39min ago

  • Taiwan market: WD launches NAS HDDs

    Before Going to Press | 2h 39min ago

  • Russia market: Smartphone competition heating up

    Before Going to Press | 2h 40min ago

  • Taiwan panel makers plan to cooperate with China TV vendors to tap international market

    Before Going to Press | 2h 40min ago

  • UMC to ramp 28nm wafer capacity

    Before Going to Press | 2h 41min ago

  • Wintek becomes major touch panel supplier for Xiaomi

    Before Going to Press | 2h 42min ago

  • HTC swings to profitability in 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | 2h 43min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
MSI Global N750Ti TF 2GD5/OC
2014 global notebook demand forecast
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.