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[Cnet] Intel Atom chip makes strong showing at Japan conference

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Intel's Atom processor was prominently displayed in systems at a conference in Japan. The chipmaker's next-generation X4500 graphics also made an appearance.

Small systems and circuit boards using the Atom processor appeared on the Web site PC Watch, which highlighted designs at a "Systems Expo" in Tokyo.

A host of small devices with the Atom processor are due in June. The 45-nanometer chip will compete with processors from Via Technologies such as the C7 and upcoming Isaiah processor.

Small PCs and computer systems using the low-power Atom processor included a small embedded computer from Japan-based Dux, a car "infotainment" system from Portwell Japan, and a motherboard for mobile internet devices from Sophia Systems.

Advantech was also showing an Atom-based circuit board as was Nagano. A 1.6GHz Atom-based board from Omron was on display too.

And that's not the only upcoming Intel chip that made an appearance. A board was shown with Intel's upcoming X4500 graphics silicon. The X4500 is slated to be part of the forthcoming GM45 ("Cantiga") chipset for the mobile Centrino 2 platform and the G45 ("Eaglelake-G") chipset for desktops.
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well, Japan is all about small tech, it seems to be natural for Japan to be all about these little chips...
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Is there an AMD challenger for the Atom?
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Is there an AMD challenger for the Atom?
there is Geode, but it is mainly used in industrial and embedded computing
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According to AMD's presentation last year, they are supposedly working on such a project. Refer to this slide from this article:


It does state that they have something in the works for the 1-10W market. Whether or not this has changed now is anybody's guess. The Geode probably will not be able to compete against the Atom. The Geode is pretty dated.
    
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