Intel, TSMC Agree to Make Atom-based SoCs

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I don't understand why Intel didn't do this a long time ago. Seems intuitive for me. Nvidia got the idea much sooner.
My only guess is using the GSE945 will save a few pennies in the short term.
Also, why will Intel need (or want) TSMC to help make the SoC?
Anyway, the sooner Intel makes the SoC, the better.
 

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[citation][nom]enewmen[/nom]I don't understand why Intel didn't do this a long time ago. Seems intuitive for me. Nvidia got the idea much sooner.My only guess is using the GSE945 will save a few pennies in the short term.Also, why will Intel need (or want) TSMC to help make the SoC? Anyway, the sooner Intel makes the SoC, the better.[/citation]
I don't think intel is interested in investing in so much r&d for those custom systems, if they can find others to do that and just profit on the licenses.
 

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[citation][nom]neiroatopelcc[/nom]I don't think intel is interested in investing in so much r&d for those custom systems, if they can find others to do that and just profit on the licenses.[/citation]
I don't see it as custom systems. I just see it as "nano" motherboards that can fit in many small spaces.
 
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It'd be nice to see mobo's being developed with upto 4 sockets, each of which one can put an ATOM processor in.
Since the Atom processor only adds 2Watts one could significantly boost their OS, while only increasing a couple of watts on CPU power!

It'd be lovely to see an 'atom-pc', being powered by 2, or 3 Atom CPU's!

And though on singlethreaded applications there is little gain, multithreaded applications will experience e nice boost!

But I doubt we'll see much of that coming to pass..
 
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