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Topic: Atom

Intel splits on Atom after the mobile relevance of x86 whacked by Apple's Ax

04/30/2016, 05:04 pm

Intel is ending production of its mobile Atom processors as the reality sets in of a mobile world where virtually all the profits are inhaled by devices sold by Apple and powered by the iPhone-maker's own custom Ax series Application Processors.


ARM CEO not impressed by Intel's 'Medfield' chips for smartphones, tablets

01/13/2012, 10:01 am

The chief executive of ARM, which supplies the reference designs for Apple's custom chips found in the iPhone and iPad, has said he doesn't view Intel's newly unveiled smartphone and tablet chips as competitive.


Intel, Google announce mobile partnership for Atom Android smartphones

09/13/2011, 06:09 pm

Intel and Google have announced a partnership to enable the use of Android software on Intel's Atom mobile x86-compatible processors, in hopes the chips can wrestle market share from the ARM processor family now dominating mobile devices.


Intel launches Oak Trail tablet chip in attempt to catch iPad

04/12/2011, 02:04 am

The latest leg in Intel's 'mobile marathon' has come in the form of the newly launched Oak Trail tablet chip from the company as it attempts to catch the current leader, Apple.


Apple to expand CPU design group beyond iPad A4

12/31/2010, 01:12 pm

Apple is seeking to hire engineers to design a new CPU micro-architecture, expanding upon its acquisitions of two fabless chip design companies and the release of its new A4 application processor used in the iPad and iPhone 4.


Intel has blowout quarter as net income skyrockets 875%

01/15/2010, 07:01 am

Chip maker Intel far exceeded Wall Street expectations for its fourth financial quarter of 2009, earning $2.3 billion in net income good for a whopping 875 percent yearly increase.


CES: Intel takes wraps off netbook app store, dubbed 'AppUp'

01/08/2010, 10:01 am

Intel this week unveiled a beta version of its application storefront for netbooks, designed to make downloading and purchasing applications similar to the experience on App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch.


Intel details next-generation low-cost Atom processors

12/21/2009, 03:12 pm

Intel Monday revealed its new line of low-cost, low-power Atom processors that will be found inside inexpensive netbooks and computers starting in 2010.


Intel to apply Apple's App Store strategy with netbooks

12/03/2009, 02:12 pm

Intel this week released a beta software development kit to create applications for an iPhone App Store-like service, one that will come preinstalled on future Atom-powered netbooks.


Hack re-enables Atom processor compatibility for Mac OS X 10.6.2

11/20/2009, 07:11 am

Hackers have circumvented the changes in Mac OS X 10.6.2 to allow the latest upgrade to Apple's Snow Leopard to run on netbooks with Intel Atom processors.


Latest Snow Leopard build resurrects Atom compatibility

11/04/2009, 06:11 pm

Development build 10C535 of Snow Leopard update 10.6.2 retains Intel Atom support after the previous build had killed compatibility with the processor.


Apple's much-anticipated tablet device coming early next year

07/24/2009, 11:07 am

Exclusive: After four years of meticulous development riddled with setbacks, Apple is now racing toward an early 2010 launch of a device that may see the electronics maker redefine the portable computing market for the second time in twice as many years.


Intel deal to buy Wind River may pit it against Apple's iPhone team

06/04/2009, 07:06 pm

An Intel move to buy mobile software experts Wind River Systems could do more than just give the chip maker a leg up in handheld devices; it could also spark more direct competition between Apple and Intel.


Intel ups stake in Imagination following Apple's buy-in

12/19/2008, 03:12 pm

Two days after Apple purchased a 3.6 percent share in Imagination Technologies, Intel increased its own stake in the British graphics chip design firm to a comparable share, filings show.


Intel gets foot in mouth about ARM-twisting iPhone comments

10/24/2008, 03:10 pm

Damage control kicked into overdrive at the world's largest chipmaker this week in the wake of comments from two Intel executives who had a field day badmouthing the iPhone and its embedded ARM processor during a public developer forum, apparently without the company's blessing.


Intel may cater to Apple with system-on-a-chip, dual-core Atom

07/24/2008, 06:07 pm

Intel's options for Apple and other customers interested in ultra-portable devices are about to expand thanks to the official launch of an all-in-one processor and a dual-core version of its Atom processor.


Analyst: Atom-based Apple in months, Chinese iPhone in 2008

05/30/2008, 09:05 am

A new research note by Lehman Brothers calls for an Apple device with an Intel Atom processor within 12 months, and expects the iPhone to reach more than one billion potential customers before the end of 2008.


Apple's PA Semi buyout motivated by assets, not products

04/23/2008, 07:04 pm

Despite speculation that Apple's acquisition of PA Semiconductor was motivated by the chip maker's specific products, a new report reveals that the iPhone designer is interested more in the buyout for its promises of intellectual property and development expertise -- and may be causing a crisis for the US Department of Defense in the process.


Intel ships Apple-bound Atom, hints at 2009 notebook platform

04/02/2008, 06:04 pm

At the spring edition of its bi-annual Developer Forum, Intel has released the first Atom processors, some of which should reach Apple's ultra-mobile devices. The company has also provided first clues as to the future of the Centrino platform that will form the basis of next year's Macs.


Apple-bound "Silverthorne" chip now dubbed "Atom"

03/03/2008, 08:03 am

Intel Corp. said this weekend that "Intel Atom" will be the official name for its new family of low-power processors designed specifically for mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and a new class of simple and affordable Internet-centric computers arriving later this year.