Intel Ships 100 Million Atom CPUs in Three Years

There was a time, in the height of the netbook craze, when Intel’s Atom processor seemed to be in every single small computer that hit the market. Since then, the company’s seen some stiff competition from the likes of AMD, Nvidia and ARM, but that hasn’t stopped the steady shipment of Atoms.

Intel is this week celebrating a milestone for the Atom processor. The company today spent part of its Computex keynote wishing Atom a happy birthday (it’s three years old this year) and revealed that to date, the company has shipped a whopping one hundred million Atom CPUs.

The 100 million mark is something Intel has been aiming for since 2008, and at the time, it seemed like a tall order for the chip company. However, here we are, three years later, and Intel has achieved its goal.

For a blast from the past, check out this piece written by our own Wolfgang Gruener back in 2008 during the launch of Intel’s then-new Silverthorne Atom.

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  • Nintendork
    99% of unsatisfied customer do to a slow performing cpu.

    The other 1% just don't realize what slow is.
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  • sonofliberty08
    damn ... 100 million crap shipped in 3 years
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  • mikem_90
    Now Intel just needs one of those big McDonnalds style signs "100 Million Atoms served"
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  • mikem_90
    Now Intel just needs one of those big McDonnalds style signs "100 Million Atoms served"
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  • jsc
    With 100 million shipped, it may catch on after all.
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  • sonofliberty08
    damn ... 100 million crap shipped in 3 years
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