VIA and HP Bring Outstanding Energy-Efficiency to Chinese Enterprise Users

VIA C7-D processor powered, energy-efficient HP Compaq dx2040 desktop targets enterprise segment in China

Taipei, Taiwan, 16 June 2009 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA-powered HP Compaq dx2040 Microtower PC, an extremely energy-efficient and robust commercial PC for the China market. Powered by the VIA C7-D processor, the dx2040 offers enterprise users the right balance of performance, stability and long-term return on investment.

Building on the success of the dx2020 series from HP, the dx2040 is a desktop PC developed to meet the unique needs of enterprise customers in China. In order to be competitive on the world stage, China’s enterprise sector is seeking rapid adoption of computer technology that offers business users excellent stability, extended product lifetime and a lower overall TOC through reduced energy consumption and lower fuel bills.

“The HP dx2040 an excellent example of how our uniquely energy-efficient VIA C7-D processor offers great value for enterprise and business users”, said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “Our scalable processor platforms allow businesses to upgrade their operations while minimizing power costs, overall expenditure and environmental impact.”

“At the core of our 2009 strategy is the adoption of innovative, power-efficient technologies like the VIA C7-D processor, helping us to bring more value to business users in emerging markets. The decision to upgrade our product line with the HP dx2040 further implements this strategy and creates more long term value for enterprise customers,” said Tony Chou, Director of Commercial Desktop PC, PSG, China HP.

About the HP Compaq dx2040 PC

The HP Compaq dx2040 is an entry level product available exclusively to enterprise customers in China. Housed in a robust Micro-ITX microtower chassis the HP Compaq dx2040 is powered by an energy-efficient 1.8GHz VIA C7-D processor and the VIA CN896 chipset. Supporting up to 4GB of DDR2 system memory the dx2040 is available in a range of different configurations including various optical drive and storage options.

The VIA CN896 IGP chipset features the VIA C-9 HC integrated graphics processor with a DirectX® 9.0 3D accelerator for high performance, a 2D accelerator for productivity applications and the C-Motion 3.0 CE Video Display engine which includes hardware acceleration for MPEG-2 video formats. Support for S-ATA II storage is provided as well as Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps Broadband LAN, 6 USB 2.0 ports, a media card reader and VIA Vinyl Audio 5.1 surround sound.

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.

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