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VIA based TabletKiosk eo Arrives in US Market

By Julio Franco
May 16, 2006
  1. New eo™ Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) equipped with advanced connectivity, easy to use touch panel interface, and enhanced battery life though the ultra-low power VIA UMPC Platform

    Taipei, Taiwan, 15 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that TabletKiosk, a leader in Tablet PC computing solutions, has selected the VIA UMPC platform to power eo, its new Ultra Mobile PC.

    eo is one of the first of a new breed of UMPC devices that fuse traditional PC functionality, with unprecedented mobility and connectivity. Custom tailored for this new breed of devices, the VIA UMPC platform combines the power efficient VIA C7®-M ULV mobile processor and VIA’s highly integrated chipset solutions, enabling eo to feature best-in-class battery life with outstanding multimedia performance, and world-class security through the built-in VIA PadLock™ Security Engine.

    “TabletKiosk is very proud to be the first company to start shipping UMPC devices in the US market,” commented Martin J. Smekal, CEO, TabletKiosk “We are thrilled to work with VIA to incorporate the C7-M ULV processor as an integral part of our new machine.”

    “We are very excited with the entry of TabletKiosk’s eo into the US market, as it is an ideal embodiment of the low-power, highly integrated platforms that has been our focus for many years,” commented Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The UMPC category we believe has tremendous potential for consumer and vertical markets, and, with strong partners like TabletKiosk, we are entering a new realm of digital mobility!”

    TabletKiosk eo Key Features:
    · 1GHz VIA C7-M ULV Mobile Processor
    · VIA VN800 Chipset featuring VIA UniChrome™ Pro IGP graphics
    · Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition with Microsoft® Touch Pack
    · 7” Wide-angle LCD
    · 802.11b/g Wireless, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.0
    · VIA Vinyl Audio

    Pricing and Availability

    eo is already shipping and is available through a vertically integrated reseller network as well as the TabletKiosk website: www.tabletkiosk.com.

    About the VIA C7-M ULV Processor

    Based on the VIA CoolStream™ architecture, and manufactured using IBM’s 90nm SOI process, the VIA C7-M ULV processors are available at speeds from 1.0-1.5GHz with a maximum thermal design power (TDP) as low as 3.5 watts, and idle power as little as 0.1 watt ensuring unparalleled battery life. This is complemented by a low profile nanoBGA2 package measuring just 21mm x 21mm enabling designs with drastically reduced weight, size, and thickness. For more information on the VIA C7-M ULV processor, please visit the VIA website at: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/processors/c7-m_ulv/

    About TabletKiosk

    TabletKiosk is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sand Dune Ventures Inc., a privately held technology incubator. The company produces slate style Tablet PCs, UMPCs and exhibit- centric computing solutions marketed through an authorized reseller channel and directly through the company website. For more information, visit www.Tabletkiosk.com

    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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