Intel notified its customers that it has begun phasing out its current flagship Atom processor, the D2700 with Cedarview core.
The rather expensive netbook processor ($52) was introduced in September 2011 and apparently does not pull enough demand anymore to justify carrying the CPU. Intel will also need room in its product lineup for future Atom SoCs that are likely to replace all 32 nm and 45 nm Atom processors that are currently sold by Intel.
The D2700 was next to the D2500 the first third-generation (32 nm) Atom on the market. According to Intel, final orders will be taken June 29 and final shipments will take place on September 28 of this year.