Fujitsu Siemens Computers Adopts VIA PT890 for SCALEO Home PCs

SCALEO P and J series boast powerful multimedia and rich connectivity in a quiet, stylish system ideal for the living room, home office and beyond

Taipei, Taiwan, 26 January 2007 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that the VIA PT890 performance chipset has been selected by Fujitsu Siemens Computers for two of their leading SCALEO series consumer PCs.

The customizable SCALEO series blends the latest PC technologies with extensive digital media and connectivity features within a compact, sleek chassis to form the ideal device for the digital home, meeting all the productivity demands of the home office worker as well as the key entertainment and communication needs of the rest of the family.

Integrated into the SCALEO J and P series, the VIA PT890 platform boasts support for the latest IntelR Core? 2 Duo processors with a 1066Mhz FSB, as well as full PCI Express and DDR2 memory support and VIA’s intuitive memory and storage technologies for optimal system performance. With this advantage, the SCALEO P and J computers combine performance and connectivity for a new generation of multimedia appliances for the home.

“We are delighted that leading OEMs like Fujitsu Siemens Computers have adopted the VIA PT890 chipset for their popular SCALEO consumer PCs,” commented Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The great performance and unparalleled connectivity of the VIA PT890 makes it an ideal solution for powerful yet compact multimedia PCs.”

Well known for its state-of-the-art consumer PCs and notebooks that provide best performance for private users and real enjoyment in the digital home, Fujitsu Siemens Computers has channeled that expertise into the SCALEO series of home PCs.

About the VIA PT890 Chipset

In addition to supporting the full range of IntelR processors up to 1066MHz FSB, the VIA PT890 also features the unique VIA StepUp? memory technology to provide support for both DDR and DDR2 memory standards on the same motherboard, allowing motherboard makers the option of implementing either standard depending on the demands of their target market at any given time.

Optimized to work seamlessly with the latest PCI Express graphics cards, the VIA PT890 includes support for x16 PCI Express connectivity, delivering up to 4GB/s of dedicated graphics bandwidth per direction. The VIA PT890 also features additional x1 PCI Express peripheral support, providing 250MB/s per direction bandwidth to PCI Express peripheral devices such as Gigabit Ethernet and HDTV tuner cards.

The VIA PT890 chipset is available now. To learn more about the VIA PT890 chipset please visit the VIA website

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.

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