VIA today announced the worldwide availability of the new VIA Eden™ ESP10000 and ESP8000 processors. Based on the advanced CoolStream™ architecture of the “Nehemiah” core, the VIA Eden™ ESP10000 and ESP8000 combine enhanced digital media performance with unique thermal characteristics that minimize power consumption to as little as 7 watts when running at a speed of 1GHz, enabling the development of more compact systems that run quieter and cooler. They also boast the second generation PadLock Security Suite, the industry’s most advanced embedded hardware technologies that includes high-speed hardware based AES encryption and two Random Number Generators (RNGs). The VIA Eden ESP8000 and VIA Eden ESP10000 are shipping in volume now, at prices of US$ 85 and US$ 100 respectively.

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and
developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today
announced the worldwide availability of the new VIA Eden™ ESP10000 and ESP8000
processors.

Based on the advanced CoolStream™ architecture of
the "Nehemiah" core, the VIA Eden™ ESP10000 and ESP8000 combine enhanced digital
media performance with unique thermal characteristics that minimize power
consumption to as little as 7 watts when running at a speed of 1GHz, enabling
the development of more compact systems that run quieter and cooler. They also
boast the second generation PadLock Security Suite, the industry’s most advanced
embedded hardware technologies that includes high-speed hardware based AES
encryption and two Random Number Generators (RNGs).

"The VIA Eden ESP10000 and ESP8000 processors
have raised the bar for performance and innovation for an almost unlimited
variety of fanless smart connected devices," commented Steven S. Lee, Head of
the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "With the PadLock
Security Suite integrated into the processor die, we are also enabling our
customers to add further value to their products by making the very latest
encryption technologies easily available."

The VIA Eden ESP10000 and ESP8000 processors are
already being designed into the next generation of computing and communications
devices, including thin clients, personal servers and industrial PC platforms,
bringing unrivaled power efficiency and increased performance to digital
entertainment, productivity and industrial automation systems.

VIA Eden ESP Processors Ideal for Compact, Low
Heat, Low Noise Thin Clients

The new VIA Eden ESP8000 and ESP10000 processors extend the capability of smart
connected digital devices and enable greater design innovation by allowing more
compact systems that run quieter and cooler. In this way, the VIA Eden ESP
processor family is helping to drive the market in next generation thin clients,
providing reliable, always on operation for a wide range of productivity and
front office applications. Key thin client developers are already supporting the
new VIA Eden ESP processors, including C.P. Technology, BCom Electronics and
Termtek Computer.

"With their fanless operation and ultra low power
consumption, the fanless VIA Eden ESP processors are ideal for slim,
ergonomically designed thin clients," declared Benson Liu, Vice President at
BCom Electronics, Inc. "We specifically chose the VIA Eden ESP8000 processor for
our Thin Clients because it provides the best balance between performance and
power consumption with our client-server application."

"We are proud to continue our collaboration with
VIA by incorporating their new fanless VIA Eden ESP10000 processor into our
product range, providing our customers with the highest performance, fanless
systems possible," said Ted Chen, CEO, C.P. Technology Co., Ltd. "VIA’s fanless
Eden ESP processors allow us to quickly and easily upgrade our product line,
keeping our customers satisfied with the best performance solutions and quick
time to market."

"Being fanless and featuring ultra low power
consumption without the need for extra cooling, VIA’s Eden ESP processors are
ideal for small and quiet Thin Clients that can be easily upgraded," said Elven
Men, Vice President of R&D, TERMTEK Computer Co., Ltd. "We have specifically
chosen the VIA Eden ESP10000 processor for our Thin Clients as it features these
characteristics, while offering support for much needed security and enabling us
to design reliable and stable systems for our customers in the Thin Client
market."

The innovative Nimble V5 personal video
conferencing system runs almost silently due to the fanless VIA Eden processor,
providing the home or office with point-to-point video, voice and data
communication over wired or wireless broadband networks. "By incorporating the
VIA Eden ESP8000 processor into our product line, we can provide our customers
with the world’s most advanced communications PC," said Dr. Jeng-Feng Lee, CEO
of Nimble Microsystems. "Apart from performance, our customers are also looking
for the flexibility and rich feature-set available with VIA’s digital media
chipsets and other IC that make up the VIA Eden Platform."

Leading Industrial PC Vendors Adopt the New
VIA Eden ESP Processors

The new VIA Eden ESP processors are pin-to-pin compatible with other VIA
processors and operate within a similar thermal envelope as the VIA Eden
ESP7000, making it easier for VIA customers to incorporate them into existing
fanless designs. The higher speed fanless processors are highly valued in the
industrial PC market for their excellent thermal properties, leading to
reliable, low maintenance operation, and the industry has been quick to take
advantage of them, including industry leaders Kontron, WinSystems and IEI.


board esp kontron VIA Eden ESP 1Ghz Fanless CPU
"Our use of fanless VIA Eden
processors allows our customers to take full advantage of the processing
power of up to 1GHz at ultra low power consumption," said Claus Giebert
product manager at Kontron. "The integrated support for enhanced security
functions increases the level of security at which transactions are carried
out, which makes the VIA Eden ESP10000 processor ideal for today’s demanding
commercial markets."


 

"The new VIA Eden ESP
processors provide the utmost reliability and efficiency demanded by the
embedded market, and the new security features provide great added value,"
declared Robert A. Burckle, Vice-President of WinSystems, Inc. "Their ultra
low power consumption helps to ensure that we can incorporate them easily
into our existing products, even when running a 1GHz processor."

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"IEI Corporation and VIA share a common goal to
provide reliable, high-performance solutions for embedded applications,"
commented Jack Lin, Product Marketing Manager, IEI Corporation. "We are excited
that with the new fanless VIA Eden ESP processors we are able to design ultra
compact and small PC systems, featuring the lowest possible power consumption
with performance of up to 1GHz."


VIA Eden ESP8000 and VIA Eden ESP10000 Pricing and Availability
The VIA Eden ESP8000 and VIA Eden ESP10000 are shipping in volume now, at prices
of US$ 85 and US$ 100 respectively. Please contact your local VIA sales office or
send an email to [email protected] for more
information.

About the VIA Eden ESP Processor
The new VIA Eden ESP processor is based on the CoolStream architecture of the
latest Nehemiah core featuring the PadLock Security Suite integrated directly on
to the processor die that includes the new PadLock Advanced Cryptography Engine
(ACE) and two hardware based RNGs. This produces market leading encryption rates
of 12.5Gbs with minimal load on the processor, enabling compact, low power
designs that can natively assist security applications.

Fanless VIA Eden ESP processors are available at
speeds ranging from 400MHz to 1GHz and feature the low profile EBGA package that
helps reduce thermal density. Measuring a mere 35mm x 35mm x 1.5mm, the VIA Eden
ESP processor is expanding the reach of the x86 architecture to consumer
electronics, industrial and commercial devices that require compatibility with
PC hardware and software. With Thermal Design Power (TDP) values ranging from 3W
to a maximum of 7W when running at 1GHz, the VIA Eden ESP processor also boasts
the world’s lowest power consumption from a native x86 processor.

The VIA Eden ESP processor comes packed with all
the advanced performance features of the Nehemiah core such as StepAhead™
Advanced Branch Prediction, sixteen pipeline stages, support for SSE multimedia
instructions, a full-speed Floating Point Unit (FPU) and an efficiency-enhanced
64KB Full-Speed Exclusive L2 cache with 16-way associativity for memory
optimization. For enhanced digital media applications such as high quality DVD
and audio playback, the VIA Eden ESP processor can be coupled with the highly
acclaimed VIA CLE266 chipset, featuring an integrated hardware MPEG-2 decoder,
DDR266 SDRAM support, VIA Vinyl™ Audio integrated 6-channel surround sound,
high-speed USB2.0 ports, and 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet.

For more information on the VIA Eden ESP
processor, please visit the VIA Eden ESP processor website at:

http://www.via.com.tw/en/Products/eden_esp10000.jsp.