Via readies 64 bit capability for Isaiah

Via Technologies will add 64-bit capabilities into Isaiah, a multimedia processor core design expected to arrive in 2006, the company plans to announce Tuesday at the Fall Processor Forum in San Jose, California.

Isaiah will target the consumer electronics and high-definition computing markets when it is released in 2006, said Glenn Henry, president of Centaur Technology, Via's processor design subsidiary. Via currently sells about half its processors to low-cost PC vendors and the other half to embedded device manufacturers, and it expects Isaiah to attract attention from both sets of customers, he said.

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