Intel's just pulled the covers off its next-generation low-power Atom chips. They're smaller and more power efficient but not necessarily more powerful. Will they revitalize the netbook phenomenon? Nope. They're going in Tablets.
You probably haven't heard of Freescale--the company doesn't grab many headlines in the CPU world dominated by Intel. But the U.S. company recently announced big plans for netbooks: It wants to put its CPUs inside more of them, and bring their prices down to $200.