Intel Corp. on Wednesday announced that its new Centrino Atom chip package will cost from $45 to $160, depending on clock speed of the processor, the Sacramento Business Journal reports. Intel officials note that there will be five versions of the processor, formerly called Silverthorne. According to Intel, the Atom processors, designed specifically for handheld computers with a touch screen or slide-out keyboard, have a thermal design power ranging from 0.65 watts to 2.4 watts and draw 80 milliwatts to 100 milliwatts when idling. Maximum clock speeds available are 800MHz, 1.1GHz, 1.33GHz, 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz, with respective costs of $45, $45, $65, $95 and $160 in 1,000-unit quantities. The Journal notes that these prices are below Intel's Core 2 Duo mobile processor costs, which range from $637 to $209 in the same quantities (Sacramento Business Journal, 4/2/08).