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Silence is Golden in the Office with Shuttle's First VIA Nano-Based Mini PC

VIA Nano processor powers fanless Shuttle desktop for a silent, small form factor PC in home office and small business environments

Taipei, Taiwan, 27 May 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the adoption of its VIA Nano processor by Shuttle Inc. in its latest ultra small form factor PC, the fanless Shuttle XS29F. Ideal for home office or small business environments where space is often at a premium, the Shuttle XS29F is completely fanless for near silent operation.

The VIA Nano-powered Shuttle XS29F takes performance efficiency and low noise to new levels of genius, combining a low profile, unobtrusive design with the superior multimedia and productivity performance of the VIA Nano processor. From office applications and browser-based tasks, to high-end multimedia playback, the XS29F excels where other fanless SFF systems falter. SME and SOHO users will also benefit from a lower TCO through reduced energy consumption and lower fuel bills.

"The VIA Nano processor is designed from the ground up to offer that long sought after blend of performance and energy efficiency", said Richard Brown, Vice President of International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Shuttle have leveraged this to produce a remarkable device that redefines the modern desktop in terms of both size and noise."

"The Shuttle XS29 Slim series offers small but can do it all functionality that meets VIA's design strategy of small is beautiful," said David Yu, chairman of Shuttle Inc. "By adopting the VIA Nano processor, the Shuttle XS29 Slim series takes advantage of performance and power efficiency that makes it ahead of its kind, and perfectly suited for any modern living room or office."

About the Shuttle XS29F

Powered by a VIA Nano U1700 processor, the XS29F is complimented by the VIA VX800 media system processor, bringing support for D-sub and DVI Dual video support, rich HD audio, Fast Ethernet, S-ATA II storage and up to 4GB of DDR2 system memory.

The VIA VX800 provides the VIA Chromotion video engine with hardware acceleration for today's more demanding video formats, including MPEG-4, WMV9 and VC1, while the VIA Chrome9 HC3 integrated graphics core boasts full DirectX 9.0 support. Back panel I/O includes both VGA and DVI ports, Ethernet, HD audio, PS/2 and four USB 2.0 ports.

Shuttle have engineered the XS29F to have a maximum power usage of under 50 watts for the entire system, housed in a small form factor, sub-3 liter chassis; almost one tenth the size of a regular desktop tower.

To watch a short video featuring the Shuttle XS29F please visit:
http://www.viavideolibrary.com/index.php?option=com_seyret&Itemid=2&task=videodirectlink&id=121

Images of the Shuttle XS29F can be found here:
http://www.viagallery.com/index.php?option=com_flickr4j&Task=sets&Set=72157618725581671&Page=1

About the VIA Nano Processor

The first 64-bit, superscalar processors from VIA, the VIA Nano processor has been specifically designed to revitalize traditional desktop markets, delivering truly optimized performance the most demanding computing and entertainment applications. The next-generation power-management of VIA's uniquely efficient architecture means that VIA Nano processor-based systems consume considerably less energy, allowing for lower fuel bills and a reduced carbon footprint.

While traditional desktop designs typically use more energy intensive processor solutions, the VIA Nano processor is helping to create a new breed of smaller form factor desktop PCs that offer optimal performance efficiency.

For further information on the VIA Nano processor family, please visit the VIA website at:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/processors/nano/

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. 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 and system integrators. www.via.com.tw


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