The Intel Atom family of processors is known especially for their modest energy requirements and reduced implementation costs, that allowed them to be included in a wide range of portable computers and compact PCs, targeting mostly people with modest budgets.
The newest member of the Intel Atom family is named Rosepoint and it gets noticed through a SoC ( system on chip ) design with a superior level of integration that manages to integrate a Wi-Fi board, thus removing the space normally occupied by RF modulators and radio circuits.
Besides a more compact design, the digital version of the network board allows the major improvement of energy requirements and also providing a better signal in using Wi-Fi networks by removing the need for analog wireless receiver.
For the inclusion of the Wi-Fi in the processor to be possible, the Rosepoint architecture implements mechanisms for screening electromagnetic radiations and canceling background noise that might interfere with the processor.
For the moment Rosepoint processors are experimental, but functional. Still, we have to wait a bit longer until we can see the first Intel Atom processors based on the Rosepoint architecture, as Intel promise they will be finalized in 2015.