It's sourced from Digitimes
, so don't get too worked up, but word on the street is that Intel's no longer accepting orders for Z-series Atom chips. If you'll remember Intel's initial distinctions, the Z-series was for MIDs and the familiar N-series was for netbooks, but since the Z-series didn't carry the same max hardware restrictions as the N-series, it became popular in a whole host of devices that didn't fit the traditional mold, like the Sony VAIO P
and the ASUS Eee PC T91
. Of course, Intel's got the next-gen Pine Trail Atom platform on tap,
so killing the Zs might not have a huge impact in general, but it's just one more nail in the MID coffin.