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VIA Nano Processor Platform Receives Coveted 'Best of Computex' Award

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  1. btarunr

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    VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that the VIA Nano processor and VIA VX855 digital media IGP chipset received the 'Best of Computex' award from the Taiwan Computer Association (TCA) and the Taiwan Trade Council (TAITRA) during a ceremony today.

    Nominated in the LSI/VLSI Category for Mobile Platforms, the VIA entry was honored for its power efficiency, miniaturization and optimized performance, enabling system builders to design ever smaller, lighter, and more portable systems. And with increasing consumer focus on multimedia capabilities, also praised was the platform's ability to offer true 1080p HD video playback through support for full hardware acceleration of the widest variety of leading video standards including H.264, MPEG-2/4, VC-1 and WMV9.

    "We are delighted to receive this award and the attention it brings to VIA's focus on producing innovative, leading-edge mobile platform hardware," said Epan Wu, Director of CPU Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Together, the VIA VX855 chipset and VIA Nano processor offer the ideal blend of performance and power efficiency needed to address the key requirements of today's small form factor and mobile PC systems."

    Live demonstrations of the VIA Nano processor and the VIA VX855 Media System Processor are on display on the second floor of the Taipei International Conference Centre, room 201D. For more information, please visit the VIA website here.

    About the VIA Nano Processor
    The first 64-bit, superscalar, speculative out-of-order processors in VIA's x86 platform portfolio, VIA Nano processors have been specifically designed to revitalize traditional desktop and notebook PC markets, delivering truly optimized performance for the most demanding computing, entertainment and connectivity applications.

    The VIA Nano processor family leverages Fujitsu's advanced 65 nanometer process technology for enhanced power efficiency, and augments that with aggressive power and thermal management features within the compact 21mm x 21mm nanoBGA2 package for an idle power as low as 100mW (0.1W), extending the reach of power efficient green and silent PCs, thin and light notebooks and mini-notes around the world.

    About the VIA VX855 Media System Processor
    The VIA VX855 MSP integrates a high performance DDR2 memory controller, a 400/800 MHz FSB processor interface, and extensive I/O capabilities (such as 6 x USB 2.0, SDIO, UART, SPI, LPC and SMBus) in a single chip. Support for the integrated VIA Chrome9 HCM Graphics Processor, HD audio controller, and a host of display interfaces in its in-built LVDS transmitter, CMOS LCD and CRT interfaces, allows for more flexible multimedia playback options.

    An advanced graphics experience is powered by a high frequency 2D/3D graphic engine and video decode acceleration. The high performance image processing features include support for hardware acceleration of leading video standards as well as up to three audio streams of up to eight channels each, with 32-bit sample depth and sample rates up to 192 kHz.

    VIA Nano Processor and VIA VX855 Chipset Availability
    The VIA Nano processor and VIA VX855 Media System Processor are available now for OEMs and motherboard vendors.
     
  2. human_error

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    I hope this won't be a "best at computex, worst at AVAILABILITY" kind of thing. Come on VIA, get that nano into more products (like netbooks).
     
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    i'm glad to see that other than Intel & AMD can make good products in the same field but i'll like to see in 45nm... or less

    Via market approach is a good one and i hope that they'll make other good products
     
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    Not entirely VIA's fault. Their launch was behind the Atom's and their driver support is often more limited, but a big part of it is the fact that intel is enormous and made a solid product.


    I hope to see more competition in the future from them, they're finally using a real IGP (and I mean FINALLY) and they've got the only processor in this category that supports 64 bit instructions. It outperforms the atom just a smidge clock-for-clock and the encryption engine is second to none. VIA knows how to make low power, if they can make drivers to back that up (graphics is my biggest complaint) then they've got a great competitor.
     

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