April 04, 2008 (LBO) –Intel has launched a new low-power chip which can be used in mobile devices and simple computers for internet surfing that it says would be useful in Sri Lanka’s e-governance initiative. Products like Intel’s Atom family of processors will help Sri Lanka achieve its goal of 60 percent computer literacy by 2010, from only 12 percent today, Intel’s Sri Lanka office said in a statement.
The new chip will be used by low-cost simplified desk-top computers called ‘nettops’ and mobile devices called ‘netbooks’ used for Net surfing due to reach the market later this year.
“This small wonder is a fundamental new shift in design, small yet powerful enough to enable a big Internet experience on these new devices,” says Indika de Zoysa, country business manager Intel EM Limited in Sri Lanka.
“Because of its affordability, the product is likely to see high usage by school children and university students.”
The company announced the launch of the new low power processor optimized for internet devices in Sri Lanka, Thursday.
The low-cost product will help government to deploy more computers in its e-governance projects, Intel says.
Intel Atom is the company’s smallest pro