Intel has started shipping its long awaited low-power chip for wireless devices, but the company is clearly starting at the high end of the market.
The Centrino Atom--which took almost four years to develop--is the world's fastest chip under 3 watts of power, according to Intel. The first Atoms run at speeds up to 1.8GHz and sport a thermal ceiling of 0.65 to 2.4 watts. By contrast, the average laptop chip runs at 3.3GHz and consumes 35 watts at a peak.
The company unveiled the chip at the Intel Developer Forum taking place in Shanghai … Read more