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ULi Electronics Inc. (ULi) unveils High Definition PCI Express™ Single Chip 
M1697. M1697 is ULi’s latest single-chip solution to empower high-performance
PCI Express™ AMD64-based PC systems for sockets 754, 939, 940 and M2 processors.
M1697 features highly scalable PCI Express™ interfaces at 1 x16 or 2 x8 (4GB/sec
peak bandwidth per direction) for graphics and 3 x1 or 1 x4 for high-speed I/O
devices to fulfill various market requirements. M1697-based motherboards from several leading partners including ABIT
Computer Corp., Albatron Technology Co. Ltd., ASRock Inc., ASUSTeK Computer
Inc., DFI Inc., EPoX International Inc., Giga-Byte Technology, Jetway
Information Co. Ltd., and MSI are expected to appear in the market by Q1 of
2006.

DSCF1681 ULi M1697 Single Chip For AMD

ULi Electronics Inc. (ULi) unveils High Definition PCI Express™ Single Chip 
M1697. M1697 is ULi’s latest single-chip solution to empower high-performance
PCI Express™ AMD64-based PC systems for sockets 754, 939, 940 and M2 processors.

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Focusing to provide motherboard manufacturers and system integrators with
greater design-flexibility and economical manufacturing cost, the M1697′s
innovative single chip architecture offers the lowest latency to achieve maximum
system performance while providing manufacturers with the most innovative
technology and features, including advanced storage capabilities for multiple
disk RAID environments and next-generation SATA II 3Gbps supporting Native
Command Queuing (NCQ) capability. Compatible with all SATA hard drives, the
M1697 provide support of up to four external SATA II (eSATA II) ports with hot
swap capability that allows external hard drives to be removed or added without
the need to shut down or restart the system.

"By bringing advanced technologies into one single chip, manufacturers are
presented with a solution that enables them to built motherboards with high-end
level of quality and features at a very competitive price point." said Alex Kuo,
President of ULi. "The M1697 breaks the barriers in performance, scalability,
features, and cost, greatly positioning ULi to become a preeminent supplier of
AMD64based platforms."

M1697 features highly scalable PCI Express™ interfaces at 1 x16 or 2 x8 (4GB/sec
peak bandwidth per direction) for graphics and 3 x1 or 1 x4 for high-speed I/O
devices to fulfill various market requirements. When paired with ULi’s highly
versatile M1695 HyperTransportTM tunnel chip, the combination presents yet
another notable world first chipset solution to offer a full 2 x16 PCI Express™
that delivers the highest throughput required amongst performance intensive
multimedia and gaming environment. While the integrated 7.1-channel High
Definition (HD) Audio technology brings 3D gaming to a new level of realistic
breathtaking, surround-sound experience to your PC.

"The ULi M1697 is a compelling solution for price-conscious users looking for
top-shelf features and performance," said Lester Lau, Brand Manager of ABIT
Computer Corporation. "The combination of ULi technology and ABIT engineering in
our UL8 Pro motherboard will most certainly turn some heads in the enthusiast
space."

"The unveiling of M1697 is another boost for ASRock. ULi’s latest single chip -
M1697 offers great flexibility and cost-effective PCI Express solution. ASRock
is ready to go with this grand launch with 939GLAN-SATA2 based on M1697 with
specification of FSB1GHz, PCI Express and SATA II that matches NF4-Ultra
series." said ASRock Inc.

"Today’s tech-savvy consumers are looking for alternative solutions that would
enable them to get the same level of performance and features obtained from
high-end solutions at an affordable price," said Joe Hsieh, Motherboard Business
Group VP of ASUSTeK. "ULi’s M1697 single chip coupled with AMD64 technology sets
a new standard of excellence that will completely redefine the high-end
enthusiast arena."

"It’s been a long time that EPoX has seen powerful solutions that combines
powerful performance and overclocking potential from 3rd party chipset vendor,"
said Timothy Hsu, Marketing Director of EPoX. "We’ve tested the ULi M1697 single
chip and we’re very pleased with its performance. We welcome its arrival!"

"We are excited to implement ULi’s M1697 single chip to our upcoming AMD64-based
motherboards. The advanced features and performance offered by ULi’s M1697
enable us to penetrate and fulfill the strong demand for high performance PCI
Express solutions designed for the highly competitive, cost and quality
conscious market." said Gigabyte Technology.

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M1697-based motherboards from several leading partners including ABIT
Computer Corp., Albatron Technology Co. Ltd., ASRock Inc., ASUSTeK Computer
Inc., DFI Inc., EPoX International Inc., Giga-Byte Technology, Jetway
Information Co. Ltd., and MSI are expected to appear in the market by Q1 of
2006.