Fujitsu selects VIA Eden ULV processor for its next generation,
ultra low power, silent-operation FUTRO thin client series
Taipei, Taiwan, 17 July 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the adoption of its VIA Eden processor in the latest FUTRO thin client series from Fujitsu. The 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor, with its remarkably low TDP of only one watt, powers the Fujitsu FUTRO S100, an entirely fanless and silent thin client and virtual workplace solution.
With a dramatically lower TCO, a reduced environmental footprint and a radically improved security infrastructure, it's no surprise to see thin client adoption continue to expand, particularly in enterprise and commercial corporate segments. Fujitsu's new range of FUTRO thin client products bring these benefits into sharper focus, with the FUTRO S100 thin client consuming less than eleven watts for the complete system under full load.
"Our VIA Eden ULV processors allow the creation of a new class of fanless and silent devices that are today seeing significant growth in the enterprise," said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The FUTRO thin client series from Fujitsu represents the leading edge of energy-efficient client computing, something we are proud to be a part of."
"The Fujitsu FUTRO S100 offers business users extremely low energy consumption per seat, helping to minimize the environmental impact and expense of doing business in today's competitive economic landscape," said Rajat Kakar, Vice President Clients Group of Fujitsu Technology Solutions.
The "One Watt" 500MHz VIA Eden ULV Processor
The 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor has been designed from the ground up to meet the low power requirements of a wide range of industrial, commercial and ultra mobile applications including the latest client and virtual workplace solutions.
Based on the VIA CoolStream Architecture, the 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor is capable of speeds of up to 500MHz while maintaining a remarkably low power consumption of only 1 watt peak power and as low as 100mW (0.1 watt) idle power. Integrated into the processor is the VIA StepAhead Technology Suite, which boasts an extensive array of performance-enhancing features ensuring the processor's low power consumption doesn't come at the expense of performance.
More information about the VIA Eden processor can be found here:
Images of the VIA Eden processor can be found here at the VIA Gallery:
About the Fujitsu FUTRO S100 Thin Client
The Fujitsu FUTRO S100 thin client is designed for server-based computing and virtual workplace solutions and contains no moving parts i.e. no cooling fans or drive spindles. Powered by a 500MHz VIA Eden processor and the VIA VX800 media system processor, the S100 supports 1GB of DDR2 system memory has two USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, fast Ethernet networking and internal compact flash-based storage support.
The VIA Chrome9 HC3 integrated graphics core brings full DirectX 9.0 support while the VIA Chromotion(TM) video engine offers hardware acceleration of MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9, VC1 video formats.
The Fujitsu FUTRO S100 thin client is compatible with a range of server client infrastructures including Linux-based eLux® RL and eLux® Lite, VMware, Citrix and Windows CE 6.0.
The Fujitsu FUTRO S100 is available now to business customers. For more information about the Fujitsu FUTRO series please visit:
Images of the Fujitsu FUTRO S100 can be found here:
About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA's global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world's top OEMs and system integrators. www.via.com.tw