SAN JOSE, Calif. — Taiwan’s Via Technologies Inc. has rolled out what the company claims is the world’s lowest power microprocessor line.
The C7-M ULV from Via (Taipei) is an x86-based processor line, which enables a range of compact and portable devices. The chips are based on IBM Corp.’s 90-nm process technology.
The processors are available in frequencies from 1.0-to-1.5-GHz. The chips provide power consumption as low as 3.5 watts. It comes in the smallest package on the market measuring just 21- x 21-mm, according to Via.
“The VIA C7-M ULV processor is the result of a concerted design effort to create the world’s lowest power x86 processors that will enable a much needed class of mobile devices,” said Epan Wu, deputy director of CPU product marketing at Via. “Featuring the best performance-per-watt operation in the industry, the VIA C7-M ULV processor delivers the performance needed to put a full PC into the palm of your hand.”