ALi Introduces Southbridge Supporting Maxtor(superscript: R)'s New Generation
Ultra ATA/133 Hard Drive Interface - ALi's M1535D+ Eliminates IDE Bottleneck to Enhance System Performance
San Jose, CA. September 4, 2001¡V Acer Laboratories Inc. (ALi), one of the
world's leading integrated circuit solutions provider, today announced the
southbridge M1535D+ supporting Maxtor(superscript: R)'s (NYSE: MXO) Fast Drive
ATA/133 hard drive interface technology. Overpowering potential IDE bottlenecks
while providing superior system performance, ALi's new southbridge M1535D+
expeditiously transfers data between the hard drive and the main system up to
one-third times faster than current technology.
"ALi's heritage has long been recognized for exceeding customer's demands by
aggressively pushing out the industry's most innovative technology in the
shortest time frame. Once again, today's announcement of the M1535D+ accentuates
our commitment to develop the most cost effective and energy efficient
southbridge technology available on the market," said Dr. Chin Wu, president of
ALi. "The technological breakthrough of the new Ultra ATA/133 interface is
crucial in providing swift and even data transfer between memory and hard drive.
Through working closely with Maxtor(superscript: R), ALi is optimistic the Ultra
ATA/133 will be deemed the de facto standard of the PC industry."
"We are thrilled to have an industry leader, such as ALi, integrating the Ultra
ATA/133 interface into their next generation portfolio of products. ALi's new
southbridge M1535D+ is an ideal solution that allows PC systems to perform at
their finest -- without the menace of data bottlenecks," said Ted Deffenbaugh,
vice president of product strategy at Maxtor.
Ultra ATA/133 is a new hard drive interface technology that utilizes the current
IDE interface transmission. The new interface, which is 1.3 times faster than
earlier Ultra ATA/100 technology, is also backward compatible to ATA/66 and
/100. For more information on Maxtor(superscript: R)'s Ultra ATA/133 Fast drive
technology, please visit http://www.maxtor.com/fastdrive.
ALi's M1535D+ is equipped with ATA 66/100/133, super I/O, audio processing,
software modem, keyboard controller, fast infra-red (FIR), hot key power on,
SPDIF, and 6 USB port. In addition to support for X86 architectures for Intel,
AMD, Transmeta and RISE, ALi's M1535D+ can be used with a wide array of
platforms, including most major CISC and RISC CPUs, as well as Information
Appliance products, set top boxes, web pads, blade servers and work stations.