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VIA Rolls Out New Cyrix III Processor
Date: Tuesday June 06, 2000
Category: Press Release
Manufacturer Link: VIA Discus -- BBS
Via has announced a new Version of it's Cyrix III processor developed by their Austin Centaur design team.

VIA rolls out new version of VIA Cyrix* III Processor at Computex Taipei


Leverages highly efficient Dynamic Power Caching Architecture to deliver

optimum balance of high performance and low power consumption for Value PCs,

notebooks, and Internet Appliances

Taipei, Taiwan, June 6, 2000 - VIA Technologies, Inc. today announced the

introduction of a new version of the VIA Cyrix* III processor running at

speeds ranging from 533MHz to 667MHz at Computex Taipei 2000. Featuring a

highly efficient Dynamic Power Caching Architecture, the new VIA Cyrix* III

processor delivers the optimum balance of high performance and low power

consumption for Value PCs, notebooks, and Internet Appliances, while

retaining the flexibility and upgradability afforded by full plug-in

compatibility with the Socket 370 interface.

"Complementing exceptionally low power consumption rates with advanced

levels of performance, the new VIA Cyrixr III processor enables our

customers to create an exciting new generation of Value PCs, ultra-light

notebooks, and innovative Internet Appliances," commented Wen Chi Chen,

President and CEO of VIA Technologies, Inc. "The processor provides the

ideal basis for desktop and mobile systems that deliver high-performance

business and personal computing, a rich graphical experience, and affordable

access to the Internet."

The new VIA Cyrixr III processor was designed by VIA's Centaur Technology

team located in Austin, Texas, and is manufactured using an advanced 0.18

micron process. With a die size of only 76mm2, the new VIA Cyrixr III

processor minimizes power consumption to less than 10 watts, making it an

ideal solution for fanless desktop designs as well as maximizing battery

life in mobile devices.

Available at speeds ranging from 533MHz to 667MHz, the new VIA Cyrixr III

processor also features a large and highly efficient 128KB Level 1 cache, a

high-speed 100MHz/133MHz Front Side Bus, and support for enhanced 3DNow!*

technology to deliver all the performance necessary for running a full range

of the latest Internet, office productivity, and home multimedia


Pricing and Availability

The VIA Cyrixr III processor is in production using a 0.18 micron, 6-layer

process. Prices for the VIA Cyrixr III processor range from $75 for the

533MHz version to US$160 for the 667MHz version in 1K quantities.


About VIA Technologies, Inc

VIA Technologies, Inc is the world's leading fabless supplier of PC core

logic chipsets, microprocessors, and multimedia and communications chips.

VIA delivers value to the PC industry by designing, marketing, and selling

high-performance VIA Apollo core logic chipsets for the full range of PC

platforms, as well as cost-effective VIA Cyrix* processors for Value PCs and

Internet Appliances. Its customers include the world's top OEMs, mainboard

manufacturers, and system integrators.

VIA is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, at the center of the Greater China

high-tech manufacturing engine, and has branch offices in the US, China and

Europe. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE2388), and

achieved annual revenues of US$356 million in 1999.

PR Contacts

US Contact Timothy Chen International Contact: Richard Brown

Phone: (510)-908-9697 Phone: (886)-2-2218-5452 #6201

Fax: (510)-683-3301 Fax: (886)-2-2218-5453

Email: Email:

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