Intel Celebrates One Year of Atom, Intros New Chips for MIDs

At the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, Intel is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Atom processor. They’re also introducing two new chips for the MID platform, the Z550 and the Z515.

Intel also announced two new Atom processors for MIDs: the Z550 and Z515. The Z550 extends the performance of the MID product line to 2GHz with Intel Hyperthreading technology support, setting a new standard for the highest performance processor in the under-3-watt power envelope. The Z515 incorporates the new Intel ® Burst Performance Technology (Intel BPT), which enables the processor to run at 1.2GHz when performance is needed in existing small and sleek MID form factors.

Intel was also demoing the Moorestown platform that is now supposedly offering a power reduction of 10x when the device is in idle mode compared to the existing platform.


Check out the press release here.