Items tagged with Silverthorne

There's a bit of quoted wisdom that's been making the rounds in tech news, recently. Up until now, I've ignored it, in the hopes that it would die out and go away. Instead, it seems to be showing up with greater frequency. It looks something like this: "Like Intel, AMD was caught flat-footed in recent years with the emergence and fast growth of mobile devices..." This is the sort of sound byte analysis that's often spread by analysts who really ought to know better. The rationale behind it, we'll assume, is the following: Smartphones and tablets are really popular Intel and AMD don't dominate those... Read more...
Today, Intel has officially announced their Atom line of ultra-mobile processors, previously code named Silverthorne and Diamondville.  This new family of chips is based on an entirely new CPU architecture that was designed from the ground up, specifically to address the computing and power consumption requirements of Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and Ultra-Mobile PCs (UMPCs).  Comprised of some 47 million transistors, Intel's new Atom processor die measures 25mm2; so small that you could fit eleven of the cores in the area of an US penny.  Built on Intel's 45nm hafnium-infused... Read more...
The battle for ultra-low power x86 capable CPUs is reaching amazing new heights, or perhaps 'lows' is the more appropriate term.  Just imagine a CPU that fits in a mobile device, can run Vista, and won't burn your hands or run out of battery power in about 15 seconds.The first thought is that we must be talking about something a bit on the slow side, right?  Perhaps, but by slow we're talking about something in the league of the original Centrino platform performance.  That's certainly not going to break any desktop records, but for ultra-portable devices, that kind of performance... Read more...
Wrappin up day 2 at this year’s IDF began with a mobility keynote hosted by Intel’s David “Dadi” Perlmutter and Anand Chandrasekher.  The keynote was broken up into two parts; the first focused on next generation notebooks and Intel’s mobile platforms as a whole and the second focused on “ultra mobility” featuring a number of UMPCs and MIDs.  Those of you with the need for on-the-go computing will want to read on!... Read more...
Day 2 at this year’s IDF began with a mobility keynote hosted by Intel’s David “Dadi” Perlmutter and Anand Chandrasekher.  The keynote was broken up into two parts; the first focused on notebooks and Intel’s mobile platforms as a whole and the second focused on “ultra mobility” featuring a number of UMPCs and MIDs.... Read more...