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The company will give more details about a dual-core Atom chip code-named Rosepoint, with integrated Wi-Fi capabilities, at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference being held in San Francisco, which started yesterday and runs until Thursday.
Most Atom chips now go into netbooks, but that market has been hurt by tablets.
Intel in 2010 showed an LG smartphone based on the earlier Atom chip code-named Moorestown, but the device never reached customers.
Chandrasekher, who was said to have left "to pursue other interests", led a group responsible for the development of low-power Atom chips for products such as smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices.
Intel will show off systems based on the upcoming netbook platform called Pine Trail, which will include Atom chips with integrated graphics processors.
Intel is already pushing its low-power Atom chips in servers.
Intel yesterday started shipping new low-power Atom chips built on the platform code-named Cedar Trail, with numerous improvements to boost graphics and application performance over their predecessor, the company said.
Intel chips support Google's servers, Intel's Xeon chip powers Google's self driving cars and Intel's Atom chips are inside Nexus Player, which is Google's new streaming-media device.
Previously, Intel had prioritised its PC Core chips, manufacturing them on its most efficient production lines, while its mobile device Atom chips were relegated to older production facilities.
HP has increased R&D spending and is close to releasing new products, in particular its low-energy Moonshot servers that use ARM and Atom chips.
At the 2012 International CES, Intel CEO Paul Otellini also put in a plug for a newly designed tablet computer that can run Windows 8 using Intel's Atom chips.
In 2014, the release of Atom chips code-named Airmont manufactured using the 14-nanometer process will coincide with the release of new Core and Xeon chips.