t01 Intel Unveils TSMC Made Atom CPUs & Chipsets

Intel and TSMC today announced a MOU where Intel would port its Atom CPU cores to the TSMC technology platform including processes, IP, libraries, and design flows. Among the products announced are 4 versions of Atom Z5xx series and 2 new system controller hub. Products manufactured through the agreement may find adoption in embedded CPU market segments such as MIDs, smart-phones, netbooks, nettops etc. The new products will be available in the second quarter.

t01 Intel Unveils TSMC Made Atom CPUs & Chipsets

Intel and TSMC today announced a MOU where Intel would port its Atom CPU cores to the TSMC technology platform including processes, IP, libraries, and design flows. Among the products announced are 4 versions of Atom Z5xx series and 2 new system controller hub. Products manufactured through the agreement may find adoption in embedded CPU market segments such as MIDs, smart-phones, netbooks, nettops etc. The new products will be available in the second quarter.

About Atom Z5xx Series

Intel Atom processor Z5xx series is single core and is based on 45nm Core architecture with 2.0 or 2.2W TDP. All SKUs except the Z510 supports Hyper Threading. Intel® System Controller Hub (SCH) US15W integrates a graphics memory controller hub and an I/O controller hub into one package. This low-power platform has a combined thermal design power under 5W.

Atom Z5xx Intel Unveils TSMC Made Atom CPUs & Chipsets