Intel Corp said on Monday it plans to combine its Atom processors used in netbooks with TSMC's technology, a move that is expected to expand the uses for the chips.

Top global chip maker Intel has maintained it will manufacture its own microprocessors, though it had previously outsourced some processes, including chipsets and wireless devices, to TSMC and other foundries.

(Reporting by Janet Kornblum; Editing by Edwin Chan and Derek Caney)