Atom (system on chip)

In 2012, Intel expanded the Atom processor family with a new system on chip (SoC) platform designed for smartphones and tablets. It is a continuation of the partnership announced by Intel and Google on 13 September 2011, to provide support for the Android operating system on Intel x86 processors. Atom competes with existing SoCs developed for the smartphone and tablet market from companies like Texas instruments, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Samsung.