Intel ships 100 million Atoms, celebrates third birthday of netbook CPU originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 01 Jun 2011 04:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Atom processor and the rise of the netbook have gone hand in hand, which has to this date resulted in a tally of one hundred million CPUs shipped by Intel. And though netboks are not quite the new hotness they once were, Intel is today celebrating the third birthday of its low-power processor and promising to keep it going for many years yet. That'll happen thanks to a category Intel is calling companion devices, which includes clamshells of the old netbook ilk and tablets of all sizes and varieties. As if to prove that point, the company showed off a tablet that could boot into MeeGo, Android and Windows -- choice is what it's all about, according to Intel.