Items tagged with Nano

There's no denying that we live in a world full of amazing technology, but most of that stays far, far away from the washing machine. But what if your gadgets were safe for washing, and what if your gadgets were on your clothes? Or what if they were your clothes? Those are the questions being asked and answered at the University of California, Berkeley, where new research is leading to what can only be described as a "power suit."Researchers have somehow managed to create "energy-scavenging nanofibers that could one day be woven into clothing and textiles," meaning that the very clothes you wear could one day power gadgets or be a gadget in and of itself. The trick to making all of those a reality... Read more...
VIA Nano Processor Readies VIA EPIA Boards for Next Generation Embedded Applications and Windows 7 Technologies VIA EPIA-M800 and VIA EPIA-N800 boards featureVIA Nano processor for advanced multimedia performance in next generation embedded applications Taipei, Taiwan, December 15, 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms,?today announced the latest VIA EPIA-M800 Mini-ITX and VIA EPIA-N800 Nano-ITX boards. Featuring the 64-bit, high-performance VIA Nano processor, these new embedded boards bring advanced digital multimedia performance to the next wave of embedded devices on forthcoming Windows 7-based technologies. Devices based on the VIA EPIA-M800... Read more...
VIA Brings Enhanced Windows 7 Desktop to Life with World's Most Power Efficient DX10.1 Chipset VIA VN1000 boasts Blu-ray playback, DX10.1 graphics and DDR3 memory support and coupled with VIA Nano 3000 Series processors offers the ultimate multimedia experience on next generation all-in-one PCs Taipei, Taiwan, December 10, 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA VN1000 digital media chipset for next generation desktop and all-in-one PCs, offering a world-class HD multimedia entertainment platform compatible with the advanced desktop features of Microsoft Windows 7. The VIA VN1000 is the most power efficient DX10.1 digital... Read more...
VIA Introduces New VIA Nano 3000 Series ProcessorsVIA's fastest and most power efficient processors yet deliver richest mobile and all-in-one desktop computing experience Taipei, Taiwan, 3 November 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today introduced its new VIA Nano 3000 Series processors, bringing enhanced digital media performance and lower power consumption to Windows 7 thin and light notebook and all-in-one desktop PC markets. Based on the 64-bit superscalar 'Isaiah' architecture, VIA Nano 3000 Series processors deliver the most compelling thin and light notebook computing experience with their rich HD entertainment capabilities,... Read more...
There's been a rumor buzzing around, in the wake of NVIDIA's GPU Technical Conference last week, that the company intends to shut down its chipset division. After a bit of sleuthing, Hot Hardware has confirmed that this is not the case. NVIDIA fully intends to continue designing its own core logic, but the scope and purpose of its chipsets will be different going forward than in years past. NVIDIA does not intend to continue developing chipsets for current or future processors based on Nehalem, despite earlier assurances that the company would do so. Company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang was ready to box Intel on the topic as recently as last February, but OEM interest in NVIDIA-built solutions is rumored... Read more...
Once touted as the manufacturer who put Linux-powered PCs on the shelves at Wal-Mart, troubled Everex has closed its US operations and headed for home. While it operated in the US, Everex was noted both for its ultra-low-cost systems and the fact that its computers used Linux rather than Windows. Everex also teamed up with web OS/applications provider Zonbu and offered Zonbu-based solutions in both a desktop and a laptop form factor. Everex was apparently unable to leverage the cautious praise it earned for some of these efforts into an effective profit engine. It's unclear if Everex's departure from the US is a sign of further product changes to come or if the company is simply recentering around... Read more...
For the most part, "netbook" and "HD capable" really don't go together. Particularly if it's a netbook equipped with the all too familiar Atom N270 + GMA 950 combo. But things look a bit different if the machine is loaded with innards from a different manufacturer...namely, VIA. The unheard of Shenzhen Zaiben Technology Company, likely a low-rate Chinese OEM, has just introduced a new "clamshell PC" dubbed the F88, which looks to be one of the most multimedia-friendly netbooks to date. Boasting a 10" display with a common 1024x600 resolution, the machine also features a 1.6GHz VIA Nano processor, a 160GB hard drive, Windows XP, 1GB of memory, and a 1.3MP webcam. The real kicker is the VIA VX855... Read more...
If you find the idea of a tiny small form factor machine appealing but can't stand the limited performance and lack of customizability of current "nettops", then listen up. This is your lucky day as we're going to take you on a quick tour around some exciting new ITX products and show you that 'performance ITX' isn't an oxymoron but rather an outmoded stereotype, a relic of the past. Beyond Atom: Exploring Performance ITX Solutions... Read more...
Thanks largely to all of the attention surrounding the Intel Atom platform and its alternatives like the Via Nano and NVIDIA Ion, small form factor (SFF) systems have been generating tech news in a big way for the past half year. While tiny toaster-sized machines have been relevant for some time, as proven by the continued success of Shuttle Computers, it has been a relative niche that doesn't get nearly as much hype as gigantic, fire-breathing gaming rigs. Historically, there have been very good reasons why tiny little ITX machines weren't more mainstream. Pre-Atom, they have been a rather poor value for the general consumer. Despite being significantly smaller than a typical mid-tower,... Read more...
Wow Shuttle, branching out, are we? The company made famous for delivering rectangular barebones kits that ruled the SFF roost for years is now spreading its wings and delving into more low-power type rigs. Don't believe us? Have a look at the latest release from VIA, which proves that Shuttle is accepting VIA's Nano CPU in its newest small form factor PC. The fanless Shuttle XS29F is smaller and less flashy than most of Shuttle's wares, and the company is targetting home users and small business users who don't really need loads of horsepower to handle basic daily work tasks such as email, Word processing and spreadsheet creation. Furthermore, the fanless design ensures that the unit remains... Read more...
With Intel getting hit with that massive $1.45 billion fine this past week, it's got the whole technology industry thinking about the ins and outs of antitrust. Granted, we fully expect that Dell has had this here deal cooking for some time now, but the timing of this introduction is almost poetic. For the longest while, Dell has offered processors from Intel, a few from AMD and... well, that's about it. Starting next, all that changes. According to a new report from The New York Times, the Texas-based PC maker is gearing up to unveil a new, unique system that uses a dozen full servers running on chips from none other than VIA. In fact, the strange device will utilize rarely seen but energy-efficient... Read more...
Not sure if you've noticed, but VIA is definitely getting deep into the media server game. Shortly after launching its NSD7200 2-bay Windows Home Server device, the company has today introduced a new motherboard aimed specifically at these very servers. The VB8002 Mini-ITX board brings the performance efficiency of the VIA Nano processor to consumer-focused server products, and to date, it's been Intel's Atom stuck within most of these devices.Not surprisingly, it looks like VIA is eager to steal away some of that market share, and this is a perfect area to do it. Media servers don't require huge amounts of horsepower, yet it's crucial for them to sip down power as opposed to sucking it down.... Read more...
Frankly, many technology pundits have already brushed WiMAX aside as a failed attempt to become the next high-speed mobile data protocol. With LTE gaining massive support, it's hard to envision WiMAX -- a technology that is already deployed in many areas of the world -- hanging around for too long. If VIA has anything to say about it, however, it'll do just fine.Today, VIA Technologies -- the company responsible for low-power processors in UMPCs, embedded devices and select netbooks -- has announced its participation in the Tatung University WiMAX Application Lab project that brings together industry partners and Taiwan government agencies to launch a completely WiMAX covered campus. Not surprisingly,... Read more...
It's no Lightning GT, but you won't have to sell the roof over your head in order to afford it. Tata's Nano, which has been coined the "world's cheapest car" since debuting to high hopes last January, it just about ready to roll off the production line, but it won't be easy to get one. After suffering through months of delays, this tiny vehicle is now scheduled to ship to early buyers in July for around 100,000 rupees apiece, or just under $2,000. Unfortunately, the initial rollout is restricted to India, so Americans, Canadians, Britons, Australians (you get the point), etc. will simply have to sit this one out.It's stated that "hundreds of thousands are set to queue up to book, including motorbike... Read more...
VIA To Demonstrate Innovative Notebooks and Small Form Factor PCs during CES 2009VIA redefines PC user experience with stylish desktop, notebook and ultra mobile systems based on the high performance, low power VIA Nano processor Taipei, Taiwan, January 7, 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that it will participate in the annual Lunch@Piero's media event, to be held during CES in Las Vegas on January 8th and 9th. Attendees will be able to see a host of high performance mini-notes, thin and light notebooks, eco-friendly PCs, and power efficient embedded systems designed for a new digital world where Small is Beautiful,... Read more...
VIA Trinity Platform Brings Hi-Def to Small SpacesTriple-punch combination of a VIA processor, VIA media system processor and S3 Graphics discrete GPU delivers DirectX 10.1, Hi-Def video, Blu-ray and Windows Vista to the SFF desktop, notebook and embedded markets Taipei, Taiwan, 18 December 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced a powerful new 3-chip silicon platform that brings HD performance to ultra compact systems for a far richer user experience.  While desktop PCs, notebooks and embedded devices are getting smaller and thinner, demands on system resources are growing by the day, with higher definition video content,... Read more...
VIA Nano Processor: World's Safest, Most Power Efficient Cryptography for Mini-notes and x86-based ComputersNew SiSoftware Sandra 2009 benchmarking software includes measurable cryptographic tests showing the VIA Nano processor using only 5% of the power and almost double the speed of competing CPUs Taipei, Taiwan, October 14, 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today showed that the cryptographic performance of the VIA Nano processor is the most power efficient on the market, due to its dedicated VIA PadLock Security Engine, a suite of security tools integrated directly into the processor die. The hardware security implementation within... Read more...
Tuesdays are typically the day the Apple reserves to make big announcements, and today was such a day for Apple. Steve Jobs took to the stage Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco to announce a number of new iPod-related products and new iTunes features. Apple billed the press event as "Let's Rock." Here's what's new: iTunes will start offering some TV shows in HD format for $2.99 (SD shows stay at $1.99).NBC is coming back to iTunes. Which means shows such as The Office, 30 Rock, and Battlestar Galactica will be available for download from iTunes once again. And they will be available in HD.iTunes 8 was also just officially announced. It adds a new feature called "Genius," which automatically... Read more...
According to retailer reports, an almost certain iPod line revamp is coming in September. That seems pretty likely, as Apple seems to favor September for iPod launches. At the same time, reports of actual iPod nano details have arisen. Mid-week reports arose of retailers such as Target showing current models of iPods as discontinued when scanned through their PDAs. Finally Lehman Brothers analyst Ben Reitzes restated his claim that the iPod Touch needs a repositioning (it clearly does, with the new subsidized iPhone 3G pricing): "We continue to believe Apple will need to reposition the iPod touch line in conjunction with its anticipated new product announcement in early to mid-September now that... Read more...
VIA Announces First Nano-ITX Board with VIA VX800 The VIA EPIA N700 features the latest VX800 unified all-in-one media system processor and extended I/O ports for reduced cabling in tight spaces Taipei, Taiwan, 15 August 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA N700 Nano-ITX board, designed as a complete solution for compact industrial PC and embedded automation devices. Featuring a 1.5GHz VIA C7 or 500MHz VIA Eden processor, the VIA EPIA N700 is the first Nano-ITX board to feature the latest VIA VX800 media system processor, offering system designers the perfect balance of ruthless miniaturization and uncompromising... Read more...
VIA caused quite a stir a few months ago when the company first revealed initial details regarding their low-power Nano processor. At the time, the product was referred to by its internal codename of Isaiah.  In addition, the President of VIA's design center that was tasked with making the processor, was decidedly outspoken, which made for some exciting reporting.When news of the Isaiah core first broke, we hopped on the phone with Glenn Henry, VIA's Centaur design center president, and got many questions answered regarding the processor's architecture, features, expected performance, and the company's plans for the CPU. We strongly suggest checking that article out because... Read more...
VIA caused quite a stir a few months ago when the company first revealed initial details regarding their low-power Nano processor. At the time, the product was referred to by its internal codename of Isaiah and the president of the design center that was tasked with making the processor was decidedly outspoken, which made for some exciting reporting. When news of the Isaiah core first broke, we hopped on the line with Glenn Henry, VIA's Centaur design center president, and got many questions answered regarding the processor's architecture, features, expected performance, and the company's plans for the CPU. We also covered the official announcement of the VIA Nano processor and detailed the exact... Read more...
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