ULi today announces that M1689 ¡V industry’s finest single chip solution
supporting socket 939 series AMD Athlon™ 64 microprocessor and provides support
for industry’s latest HyperTransport™ Bus speed reaching 2.0 GT/Sec reaches mass
production. The combination of ULi’s M1689 with AMD’s Athlon™ 64 employed on
Asus motherboard, and several other first tier ODM manufacturers offers a
leading edge high-performance, high integration and cost effective computing
solution for performance driven enterprise, gamers and PC enthusiasts.

M1689 is AMD Athlon™ 64 platform’s first true high energy efficient, highly
integrated single chip solution. Utilizing AMD’s proprietary HyperTransport™ Bus
interface, M1689 FSB can effortlessly reach up to 2GT/Sec. Major features found
in M1689 include integrated AGP8X controller, 8 ports of USB2.0/1.1 host
controller, 2 Serial ATA Host contollers, and RAID 0,1. No doubt the M1689
stands out amongst the conventional north plus south bridge solutions. Primarily
M1689 overtakes the two chip requirement into one chip while filled with
essential features. The one chip solution relieves the mobile and Desktop
Embedded OEM/ODM manufacturers of their most critical concern: board real
estate.

ULi Electronics Inc. today announces that M1689 ¡V industry’s finest single
chip solution supporting socket 939 series AMD Athlon™ 64 microprocessor and
provides support for industry’s latest HyperTransport™ Bus speed reaching 2.0 GT/Sec
reaches mass production

The combination of ULi’s M1689 with AMD’s Athlon™ 64 employed on Asus
motherboard, and several other first tier ODM manufacturers offers a leading
edge high-performance, high integration and cost effective computing solution
for performance driven enterprise, gamers and PC enthusiasts.

M1689 is AMD Athlon™ 64 platform’s first true high energy efficient, highly
integrated single chip solution. Utilizing AMD’s proprietary HyperTransport™ Bus
interface, M1689 FSB can effortlessly reach up to 2GT/Sec. Major features found
in M1689 include integrated AGP8X controller, 8 ports of USB2.0/1.1 host
controller, 2 Serial ATA Host contollers, and RAID 0,1. No doubt the M1689
stands out amongst the conventional north plus south bridge solutions. Primarily
M1689 overtakes the two chip requirement into one chip while filled with
essential features. The one chip solution relieves the mobile and Desktop
Embedded OEM/ODM manufacturers of their most critical concern: board real
estate.

"I am very pleased to see ULi’s release of market’s exclusive single chip M1689
supporting Athlon 64 platform," said Jerry Shen, VP, R&D Division of ASUS "In
combination with the well known design engineering and wide range sales channel
force of Asus, M1689 is deemed to help us gain market share on the AMD mother
board products and increase our lead over competitors

"The creation of M1689 has been a heart warming experience for a leader to
witness. The single chip M1689 involved highly complicated design and
manufacturing measures. Nonetheless ULi team members overcame all interferences,
working endlessly to quickly move M1689 into production this May," says Alex Kuo,
President, CEO of ULi. "ASUS and AMD’s acknowledgment of M1689 have established
ULi as an upper scale IC design house. AMD’s Athlon™ 64 is the world’s current
most advanced microprocessor, when coupled with ULi’s M1689 befit a great
prospect as the highest performance yet cost effective solution all ODM system
manufacturers. M1689′s timing is superb for ULi and AMD, as AMD attempts to
expand their market share."