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Details expected soon on Intel's $200 laptop and tablet chip architecture

Agam Shah | May 2, 2013
Intel hopes to create an alternate market of low-cost PCs and tablets with Atom chips based on Silvermont

The nanometer process refers to the underlying physics used in factories to create substrates on which chip features are etched. Current Intel Atom processors are made using the 32-nm process. Intel will start making 14-nm process later this year, and ultimately will release mobile chips code-named Airmont based with the manufacturing technology.

The first Silvermont chips will likely be used in servers. Starting in the second half, HP's Moonshot server will have Avoton chips in its low-power dense servers.

A company spokesperson declined to comment about further details on Silvermont or related chips.


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