August 16, 2016
“I Will Be Back” quoth The Atom
Alas ye “Retronics” fans, it’s not the return of the fantastic Acorn Atom that taught you to program properly on a 6502 in the early 1980s and publish about it in black and white in Elektor! It’s…. Intel’s Atom, which started off life as a processor for netbooks around 2007-10, and then was re-purposed for tablets and phones. After a rather unsuccessful time and causing Intel a niggling $4 billion loss per year, that very Atom is now back with a design optimized for drones, IoT, VR headsets, cameras and autonomous cars.