TAIPEI, TAIWAN Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) has launched a single-chip device it said can optimize the performance of Advanced Micro Devices' Athlon and Duron CPUs with integrated core logic, graphics and connectivity technologies.
The SiS730S is based on the SiS300, a 128-bit, 3-D/2-D graphics chip that allows video memory to share up to 64 Mbytes of system memory and provides hardware DVD playback to offload that task from a system processor. The SiS730S also includes PC133 SDRAM, ATA-100 IDE, a standalone AGP 4x slot, a 56-k modem, Fast Ethernet and 1/10-Mbit Home PNA.
The chip is supported by software that supports 32 languages and includes installation of drivers for graphics, audio and connectivity. A Linux interface is also available on-chip. The SiS730S is manufactured on an 0.18-micron process technology and packaged in a 672-ball plastic BGA. It's priced at $42 in quantities of 10,000.
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