Multiple readers have written to tell us of the latest developments out of Intel. Earlier this week, Intel announced the Atom brand of low cost, low power consumption processors
. The CPUs, measuring only 25 square millimeters, are the result of the Silverthorne and Diamondville projects. The announcement
has caused this CNet columnist to question whether Intel can "spur innovation in ultrasmall devices
the way it has in the PC and server industry." Concurrently, Intel has increased its production of 45nm processors to a rate of roughly 100,000 chips per day
. As TG Daily notes, the massive investments Intel has made into chip production will make it difficult for AMD to catch up.