Chipmaker will target its Yukon technology at ultraportables but not necessarily the Netbook market.
Via Technologies is reportedly joining other chip suppliers in readying a dual-core processor that will compete with Intel's Atom.
The chipmaker makes it clear that, for now, it is going to pass on the smaller, cheaper, and less powerful notebooks, pushing its Congo and Yukon platforms as an alternative.
AMD is introducing new chips at CES that target the no-man's land between Netbooks and notebooks. Enter HP's Pavilion dv2.
The smallish designs may not be the next big thing after all. Intel, whose Atom chip powers most Netbooks, says it now foresees mostly incremental gains.
New chips from Advanced Micro Devices, Freescale Semiconductor, and Qualcomm may redefine the market for so-called Netbooks and ultraportables.