Intel's Next-Generation Atom, 'Silvermont', Due in 2013


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Intel's super-small Atom processor hasn't seen a major update since its original launch in 2008, so what's in store for the future? According to CNET, the major update will occur in 2013 with the introduction of "Silvermont". And a "major" update it should be, as Atom will become a full-blown SoC, as was to be expected with the rising competition from the likes of Qualcomm and NVIDIA.


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Past due... it was silly for Intel to plan a five year refresh cycle for Atom, which as some may remember is the strategy Intel employed with the Pentium 4 / Netburst design. And is probably why Intel mentioned they would be switching to a two year product cycle from here on out with Atom.