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Via Processor Upgrade Targets Digital Home

Via Technologies Inc. tipped details of its next-generation x86 processor core targeted at small, mobile consumer electronics devices and notebook PCs that will populate the new “digital home,” aconcept that has become the PC industry’s latest theme.

The C5J core, code named “Esther,” is made using IBM’s 90- nanometer SOI process, allowing Via to push clock speed to 1 GHz and maintain a similar thermal profile while reducing power consumption to 3.5 W. Heat dissipation is a key metric for Via, which boasts that its processors are some of the coolest in the industry, allowing systems that use them to be fan-free.

Read more at EETimes.com

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