VIA C7 Processor Powers New VXL Itona Thin Client Range

High-performance, energy efficient systems provide scalable, secure, and cost effective IT solutions for a wide variety of connected client applications

Taipei, Taiwan, 14 March 2007 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that the VIA C7 processor has been adopted by VXL, one of the world’s leading thin client manufacturers, in its new range of Itona TC43xx Series and TC45xx Series Thin Clients.

Combining ultra low power consumption with advanced levels of performance, the new VXL Itona models feature an elegant new chassis with a footprint 40% smaller than previous Itona models, whilst retaining the innovative fanless format that ensures silent operation and the highest levels of reliability.

“We are delighted that VXL has selected the VIA C7 processor for its new generation of Itona thin clients,” commented Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “By leveraging the advanced capabilities of the VIA C7 processor, VXL is able to offer its customers leading edge thin client solutions that deliver unprecedented levels of energy efficiency, performance, and security in an enterprise environment.”

“Our new models are an exciting addition to our extensive range of Itona thin clients,” said Frank Noon, VP of Worldwide Sales at VXL. “With the unbeatable power efficiency of VIA processors, we were able to design clients with a superior feature set and fanless small form factor design for multiple corporate and vertical applications.”

The new VXL Itona models boast a rich application set that includes ICA, RDP and UNIX connectivity clients, and are available with a variety of operating systems, including Gio Linux, Microsoft Windows CE, and Microsoft Windows XP Embedded. They are fully featured and boast a wide array of connectivity options and also come with VXL’s latest remote management software, XLmanage.

The new VXL Itona TC45xx series has been certified as optimized for Citrix and listed on the Citrix website of approved access devices: http://www.citrix.com/CRstatic/vxlinstruments/product_desktop.asp

Further information on these VXL Itona thin clients may be found on the VXL Instruments website at:
http://www.vxl.net/products/desktop.html

About the VIA Connected Client Initiative

The VIA Connected Client Initiative is designed to educate enterprise on connected client computing as a practical, cost effective solution to global I.T. management challenges. Thin clients and other connected client devices leverage the infrastructure and security benefits of the server-based “software as a service” architecture to execute streamed applications and central data storage. This innovative and cost effective approach to network computing enables enterprise to simplify its I.T. infrastructure, improve manageability and strengthen data security, as well as realize greater ROI.

Building on its strength as premier silicon provider to this market through its ultra power efficient VIA C7 and VIA Eden processors, VIA is taking a leadership role in promoting both the architecture and how VIA Connected Client platform solutions can further enhance the benefits and savings. More information on this initiative may be found at the VIA website: http://www.via.com.tw/en/initiatives/connectedclient/

About VXL

VXL is one of the world’s largest suppliers of Thin Client hardware and offers the widest range of thin client devices available, from laptops to wireless desktops. A Citrix Partner since 1996, VXL has also attained Windows Embedded Partner status from Microsoft. Established in 1976, VXL has grown steadily and now has over three hundred people worldwide, with offices in the United States, Australia, Germany, France, India, and the United Kingdom. For further information please visit the VXL website at: http://www.vxl.net/products/desktop.html

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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