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HP and VIA Launch New Commercial PC for China

VIA C7-D processor-powered, highly energy efficient HP Compaq dx2020 desktop targeted specifically at enterprise in China

Beijing, China, 13 April 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, and HP today unveiled the HP Compaq dx2020, a highly energy efficient commercial PC for the China market powered by the VIA C7-D desktop processor.

Recognizing the need to modernize in order to be competitive on the world stage, China's enterprise sector is seeing rapid adoption of computer technology. The HP Compaq dx2020 PC meets the needs of businesses across the commercial spectrum, with the added assurance of HP's renowned manufacturing quality for greater system reliability and lower maintenance costs.

Environmentally sustainable computing is a key element of system design. Fully RoHS-compliant, the HP Compaq dx2020 features the power efficient 1.5GHz VIA C7-D processor, the world's first carbon free processor with a maximum power of just 20 watts for much lower electricity use than traditional PCs, and has achieved certification by the CECP, the China Government's key energy rating agency, for its highly efficient operation.

"It is vital that companies across China, not just in the largest cities, gain access to the vast productivity, efficiency and online resource benefits of IT and the Internet," said Wenchi Chen, President and CEO, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The HP Compaq dx2020 represents a great opportunity for many more Chinese businesses of all sizes to upgrade their operations while minimizing their power costs and environmental impact, and we are delighted that HP have selected the VIA C7-D desktop processor to create this excellent value proposition."

HP Compaq dx2020 Key Specifications

Processor:1.5GHz VIA C7-D Desktop Processor
Chipset:VIA CN700 Digital Media Chipset
Graphics:VIA UniChrome Pro II integrated graphics processor
Memory:Up to 1GB of DDR2 533 SDRAM
Hard Drive:7200rpm Serial ATA up to 160GB, up to 3GB/s data transfer
USB2.0:6 ports (2 at the front)
Networking:Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps Broadband LAN
Dimensions:36.7 x 17.5 x 42cm

Designed from the ground up for reliable commercial performance, the HP Compaq dx2020 combines leading performance per watt with all the latest PC technologies, including DDR2 system memory, Serial ATA hard drive, and USB2.0 for 480Mb/s connections to bandwidth-hungry peripherals. The VIA UniChrome Pro II integrated graphics processor features hardware MPEG-2 video decoding acceleration for smooth DVD playback, multi-channel audio and 128-bit 2D and 3D graphics engines for an enhanced multimedia experience.

The stylish black chassis will fit into any smart office environment, with two USB2.0 ports located at the front for easy user access, while the inbuilt Ethernet port enables seamless broadband connectivity to company networks or the Internet.

Companies can ensure their key data security with VIA StrongBox, an application that utilizes the power of the military-grade VIA PadLock Security Engine integrated within all VIA processors to encrypt the storage of confidential information. The HP Compaq dx2020 is compatible with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.

More information on the HP Compaq dx2020 can be found on the HP China website at:
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/cn/zh/sm/WF05a/1090261-1139371-1139371-1139371-80168872-80168874.html (Chinese language), while further details on the VIA C7-D desktop processor may be found on the VIA website at: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/processors/c7-d/index.jsp

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.via.com.tw


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