ASI Corporation Adopts the VIA C7-D Processor for Energy Efficient PCs for Mexican Market

Alaska Wolf PC on sale at Wal-Mart group through Aurrera Stores throughout Mexico

Taipei, Taiwan, 27 August 2007 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, and ASI Corporation, a market leader in the IT distribution business, today announced that the new Alaska Wolf PC powered by the VIA C7-D processor is available at Wal-Mart stores throughout Mexico.

Based on the VIA pc2500 mainboard, the Alaska Wolf PC combines exceptionally low power consumption with advanced productivity and multimedia application performance to provide a highly affordable energy efficient system for Mexican consumers and business users at a price of 5,299.99 Mexican Pesos (US$485), including a 17” LCD monitor.

The Alaska Wolf PC is powered by a combination of the 1.5GHz VIA C7-D processor, with a maximum power draw of just 20 watts, and the VIA CN700 digital media chipset featuring the VIA UniC-Pro II Integrated Graphics Processor. Other key features include 1GB DDR2 DRAM, a 160GB SATA HDD, and a DVD Combo Drive. The system also comes with Microsoft Windows Vista Starter Edition, an “Office Ready” bundle giving the end user 60 days use of Microsoft Office for free, and Nero Version 8.0.

“We are delighted to be teaming up with ASI Corporation to bring our industry-leading low power computing platforms to Mexico for the first time,” commented Brian Sam, Sales Director for the US and Latin America, VIA Technologies, Inc. “By adopting the VIA pc2500 mainboard, ASI has been able to create a unique value proposition by offering the most energy-efficient PC system in the Mexican market.”

“We are seeing a growing demand in Mexico for reliable and affordable PCs that combine low power consumption with a rich feature set and robust performance,” commented Javier Contreras VP Sales and Marketing of ASI Corporation. “As a result, we are confident that the launch of the Alaska Wolf PC will help us achieve our goal of becoming the number one PC brand in Wal-Mart Mexico.”

Alaska Wolf PC Key Features

The new Alaska Wolf PC is in Wal-Mart stores throughout Mexico at a price of 5,299.99 Mexican Pesos (US$485). Its key specifications are as follows:

Mainboard: VIA pc2500E Mainboard
Processor: 1.5GHz VIA C7-D Desktop Processor
Chipset: VIA CN700 Digital Media IGP Chipset
Graphics: VIA UniC-Pro II integrated 3D/2D graphics processor with hardware MPEG-2 decoding acceleration
Memory: 1GB DDR2 533
Hard Drive: 160GB SATA
Optical Drive: DVD Combo Drive
O/S: Microsoft Windows Vista Starter Edition
Monitor: 17″ LCD

VIA pc2500 Mainboard

Designed from the ground up for reliable performance and low power consumption, the VIA pc2500 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 UniCPro 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.

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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