VIA C7®-M Processor Delivers Outstanding Mobile Performance for Medion MIM 2080 Notebook

New Medion notebook based on VIA C7-M mobile processor set for wide availability throughout Europe

Taipei, Taiwan, 10 March 2006 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that Medion, a leading European distributor of PC systems, has selected the VIA C7®-M processor to power its latest MIM 2080 notebook, available through leading European retailers from tomorrow.

Sporting a 15″ screen and leading-edge features such as a DVD-writer, the new Medion MIM 2080 offers outstanding value at a highly affordable EUR 599, combining robust productivity performance and a rich entertainment experience through the VIA UniC-Pro IGP graphics core integrated into the onboard VIA digital media chipset.

The 1.5GHz VIA C7-M mobile processor in the Medion MIM 2080 notebook boasts not only leading power efficiency but also world-class security through the integrated VIA PadLock Security Engine, which users can utilize through powerful tools such as the VIA StrongBox™ data security software freely available from VIA.

“As a long-time strategic partner of VIA, Medion is delighted to introduce the MIM 2080 notebook with its great price performance,” commented Enrico Franke, Medion AG “The VIA C7-M processor provides us with the flexibility to offer an attractively priced notebook with an appealing feature set, a combination which we think offers compelling value.”

Medion MIM 2080 Notebook Key Features:

  • 1.5GHz VIA C7-M Mobile Processor
  • VIA PN800 Chipset featuring VIA UniC-Pro IGP graphics
  • DVD-Writer / -ReWriter & DVD-ROM
  • 40GB HDD
  • 15″ Screen

More information on the Medion MIM 2080 notebook may be found at: www.medion.com, and may be bought from Saturday 11th March 2006 through Real at: http://www.real.de/shared/quick/angebote.php?angebot=26702

About the VIA C7-M Mobile Processor

Specifically designed for the rapid-growth mobile segments of mainstream and thin and light notebooks and ultra portable devices, the VIA C7-M processor boasts a winning formula of superb power consumption and management for longer battery life, all the performance required for all the popular digital media and productivity applications, and an unrivalled suite of security features integrated directly onto the processor die for easy and practical deployment of high-end security functionality.

To learn more about the VIA C7-M processor please visit the VIA website at:http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/processors/c7-m/.

For more details about the VIA PadLock Security Engine and the specialized software applications, please visit the VIA website at: http://www.via.com.tw/en/initiatives/padlock/.

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, networking and storage 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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