"Today, Intel officially confirmed its new platform at IDF. The
McCaslin platform, which is now called the Intel Ultra Mobile Platform
2007 (IUMPC2007), will be used on both UMPC and MID platforms. Given
their smaller size and lower price, MIDs will more than likely use the
600MHz A100 processor while UMPCs will use the faster 800MHz A110.
The A100 and A110 are built using a 90nm manufacturing process and
feature 512KB of L2 cache. The processors are a derivative core based
on Pentium-M technology and feature a 400MHz FSB. Both processors have
a thermal design power (TDP) of just 3W."
The fact that the CPU is has a TDP of only 3W is impressive. Sure it's
easy to have a lower TPD at 600-800MHz, but we're still talking about a
90nm CPU here. Just imagine if this CPU was built on today's 65nm
process technology or the 45nm technology of tomorrow. The only bit of
bad news is that it looks like the video will be powered by the GMA950
instead of the more capable X3000.