Intel recently announced its Atom Processor at a developer forum held in Shanghai. The device is designed to function as the "brain" to power mobile internet devices (MIDs).
Atom processors, formerly known as Silverthorne, give these mobile devices a PC-like experience with a long battery life.
Small as it may seem, the vice president and the general manager of the Ultra Mobility Group said that it could actually serve as a huge internet development. The Atom Processor can operate very fast on a 3 watt chip -- approximately 1/11 of the usual watts used for laptops.