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Press Releases for Computex 2002

VIA to Display Totally Fanless Thin PC at Computex 2002; VIA Eden(tm) Platform based Thin PC from Bona Computech leads the trend towards silent running small form factor systems

Taipei, Taiwan, 3 June 2002 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced it will display the innovative new totally fanless Thin PC from BONA Computech Ltd based on the VIA Eden(tm) Platform.

Developed around the Mini-ITX form factor, the new Lex Thin Case PC boasts an impressive feature set that provides users with a host of options for small, silent PC systems. Measuring a mere 6.2cm (H) x 27.2cm (W) x 25.2cm (D), it includes a Hard Disk Drive, DVD Drive and the option of a 60W External Adapter power supply. Enhancing its ergonomic design, are two front panel USB ports in addition to the remarkable connectivity offered by the VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard that powers the system.

"Our Mini-ITX chasses are designed to be as small and quiet as possible while providing users with lots of expandability options," commented Gary Chiang, Managing Director of BONA Computech, Ltd. "The VIA Eden(tm) Platform is perfect for small fanless connectivity systems."

"The growing interest and excitement around the VIA Eden(tm) Platform is starting to produce results evident in the amount of new accessories and full systems that are becoming available," noted Richard Brown, Director of Marketing for VIA Technologies, Inc. "We are working closely with other forward thinking partners like BONA Computech to deliver the type of systems that the modern PC market demands."

Ultra Compact VIA EPIA Mini-ITX Mainboard: The new VIA EPIA Mini-ITX motherboard provides system integrators and OEMs with a standardized ultra compact yet highly integrated platform that can be utilized across multiple mini PC, Information Station, Information Server, and Broadband Gateway product lines. With a footprint that measures only 170mm x 170mm, the new VIA EPIA Mini-ITX motherboard is more than 33% smaller than any other motherboard form factor currently available on the market. It also comes with a rich feature set that includes a VIA C3(tm) processor (EBGA package), integrated AGP graphics and audio, IEEE 1394, USB 2.0, TV-Out connector, Ethernet networking, and SPDIF 5.1 audio channels that are not available on other small form factor motherboards.

Featuring a powerful processor core available with native x86 execution, 192KB full speed L1/L2 cache, and MMXÔ and 3DNow!Ô support, the EPIA Mini-ITX delivers leading edge PC application and Internet performance on an embedded platform and is fully compatible with a complete range of MicrosoftÒ WindowsÒ XP, Windows 9x, Embedded Windows, and Windows CE operating systems as well as all the leading versions of Linux. The VIA Eden Platform's multimedia performance is further enhanced by its integrated APG2X/4X graphics with full 3D/2D/video acceleration, including motion compensation for advanced video applications. Market-leading thermal characteristics make the VIA EPIA Mini-ITX the ideal solution for ergonomic fanless system designs for a variety of innovative low profile, small form factors, and translate into lower energy costs and longer battery life in mobile designs. The EPIA Mini-ITX is also available with the VIA Eden(tm) Platform for ultra low power Information Appliance designs.

VIA Joint Venture S3Graphics Launches Certified Partner Program for Mainstream Graphics Processor SavageXPTM Family

S3Graphics Certified Partners Program Gains Momentum at Computex with Leading Board Suppliers for SavageXP Graphics Processor Family

Fremont, California, 3 June 2002- S3 Graphics, Inc. today announced the launch of their first Certified Partner Program. The program provides for a formal structured working relationship with selected leading PC Graphics solution providers, ensuring highest quality technical exchange and smooth product introduction.

Certified partners will enjoy the benefits of S3Graphics proven OEM commercial grade support, every new design will be reviewed in detail to ensure consistent quality standards. End users and system builder can be assured that every certified partner product is backed by S3Graphics heritage of over a decade of technology experience.

Tyan Computer Corporation becomes the first Certified Partner with the introduction of their exciting new Tachyon(tm) G3300 graphics board, featuring the S3Graphics SavageXP graphics processor. Tyan brings their long-standing reputation for performance, reliability and stability to the growing graphics card market.

Other Certified Partners at Computex include Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., C.P. Technology Co., Ltd., Soyo Computer, Inc., Pine Technology Holdings Ltd., Sunrich Technology Ltd., Geniman International Ltd. And Manli Technology Co., Ltd., with other companies joining the Program soon.

"Our Certified Partner Program and SavageXP is the confirmation of S3Graphics' continued commitment to the mainstream desktop graphics market" said Dr. Gerry Liu, Vice President of Marketing, S3 Graphics, Inc. "The SavageXP is a perfect fit for today's demanding mainstream graphics market segment, offering complete video graphics functions with the best performance for value in its class."

Configured with a 64MB frame buffer, the SavageXP features high performance 128bit DDR memory interface, with over 5.7 GB/s memory bandwidth. Hardware transform and lighting geometry processing feeds a feature rich quad texture graphics architecture. Focusing on high-quality video functions including DVI and TV-Out, the SavageXP also integrates the S3Graphics Duo-View(tm) Plus supporting Microsoft® Windows® XP extended desktop on permutations of multi-display options. Advance power management features supports low acoustic fan-less designs. Extensive driver support ensures compatibility with latest operating systems.

VIA Launches Aggressive Audio Strategy with Release of VIA Envy24HT Audio Controller

VIA joins with leading partners to launch the Envy24HT high-end solution, demonstrating the power of audio in enhancing the PC experience.

Taipei, Taiwan, 3 June 2002 - VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the release of the VIA Envy24HT, a new high performance Audio Controller with superior recording and playback features that marks a new level in PC audio performance.

Building upon the professional sound technology of ICEnsemble, acquired by VIA in 2000, VIA has developed a wide range of audio solutions that covers all market segments. Working closely with leading audio companies such as M-Audio, TerraTec, Altec Lansing, and ESI, VIA is developing innovative new technologies that will drive the standards of PC audio.

“The transition of the PC into a Digital Multimedia Platform has positioned high quality audio as an essential feature of today’s computers,” commented Steve Chen, Executive Assistant to the CEO, VIA Technologies, Inc. “With the VIA Envy24HT audio controller, our valued partners can create leading edge solutions for sound card and professional applications that will greatly extend the multimedia capabilities of the PC platform and enhance the user’s experience.”

The Envy24HT PCI multi-channel audio controller is a no compromise PCI solution that brings professional studio quality sound to the home PC user. With 24-bit resolution and sampling rates up to 192kHz, the VIA Envy24HT enables the highest recording quality in its class, and provides two inputs and 10 outputs that connect to the latest 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound systems for perfect home theatre performance.

VIA has developed a broad spectrum of silicon solutions for enhancing the PC audio experience, including the highly respected, studio performance Envy24 audio controller that enables 12 inputs and 12 outputs with a 36-bit wide digital mixer. VIA also offers a range of AC’97 audio codecs, such as the stereo output VIA VT1612A with an integrated S/PDIF interface for digital audio connections to the latest devices, and the superior performance VIA VT1616 6-channel audio codec that enables theatre quality sound in both audio-on-motherboard and high-end soundcard applications.


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