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Intel Shoots Down Rumors of Atom Z Demise

Last week Digitimes reported that Intel was no longer accepting orders of Atom Z-series processors for use in netbooks.

Intel has now debunked the DigiTimes report, saying that it is completely inaccurate.

"Rumors of 'industry sources' stating that Intel is no longer taking Atom Z processors orders for netbooks, or any other products, or ending production by end of year are 100% inaccurate," said an Intel spokesperson to Register Hardware.

Of course, Z-series Atom CPUs will eventually be phased out after the introduction of Pine Trail, which Intel maintains will ship in the later part of this year. Pine Trail is the platform for the new Atom Pineview processor, which integrates the GPU with the CPU for a performance boost.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.