March 2nd, 2009 ~ by admin

Intel Splits the Atom, with TSMC

Intel, made their long anticipated announcement today.  Much speculation floated last week as to what they were to announce.  Today they announced a partnership with TSMC in manufacturing the Atom CPU core.  Intel is hoping to take on the likes of ARM, and XAP, and other licensed cores by doing so.  TSMC excels in integrating third party designs and will do so with the Atom, the idea being to build custom ASICS’s and SoC’s around the Intel Atom core.  This MAY be a boon to Intel, allowing them to finally break into the mobile devices (phones etc) in a much broader way then the old PXA line that they sold to Marvell.

Source: Forbes

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