"The story also quotes Dean McCarron, president of Mercury
Research, as saying that the core problem is that the Geode
architecture is too old to revamp, and the SoC is considered a
"niche" product at the company. McCarron was quoted as suggesting
that AMD may instead target one of today's most lucrative embedded
markets -- netbooks -- with a lower-power version of its new Athlon
Neo processors, which are clocked at 1.6GHz and are currently
targeted at small notebooks.
"In fact, the IDG story refers to a previous quote from AMD SVP
Randy Allen saying that, "You are going to continue to see us offer
lower-power processors just like the Neo being offered at 15
watts." By comparison, the Geode LX runs at speeds of up to 600MHz
and draws between 0.9 watts and five watts of power, says the
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