(1) (Atom) A family of small, low-power CPU chips from Intel. Atom provides x86-based computing in low-cost, handheld devices and ultra-compact computers. Introduced in 2008, Atom chips incorporate the Core 2 Duo instruction set and comprise 47 million transistors in a chip footprint of 25 square millimeters. A single 12" wafer can yield 2,500 Atom chips, compared to 600 Core 2 Duos. In addition, Atom chips create a fraction of the heat of a Core 2 Duo.|
Centrino Atom is the Atom chip platform, which includes an Atom CPU and supporting graphics and wireless radio chips from Intel. See Centrino and netbook.
(2) (Atom) An XML-based Web feed. See Atom syndication format.