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Monday January 31, 2005

[H]ardNews 1st Edition - Press Releases

VIA EPIA SP13000 Powers Tranquil PC:

VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions and Tranquil PC Ltd., a boutique company specializing in the research and development of compact, stylish PC systems, today announced the availability of the compact Tranquil PC Media Center 2005, powered by the latest VIA EPIA SP13000 mainboard and Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

Spansion Going Cellular:

Spansion LLC, the Flash memory subsidiary of AMD and Fujitsu Limited, today announced it has verified the compatibility of its Flash memory solutions with the Philips Nexperia Cellular System Solution 5100, a popular multimedia-enabled GSM/GPRS cellular phone reference design. By verifying that their products work together “off-the-shelf,” Spansion and Philips now offer a development platform that can drive down the cost and complexity of cellular handset design, while helping to enable increasingly feature-rich products at more accessible price points.

Verizon Selects Microsoft TV:

Verizon announced today that Verizon will use the Microsoft® TV platform for the commercial rollout of Verizon's FiOS TV service, planned for later this year. The Microsoft TV platform will support high-definition television, digital video recording and on-demand programming offered by Verizon on the FiOS platform. In addition, it will provide FiOS TV customers with an interactive programming guide that is attractive, intuitive and easy to use. Verizon and its third-party partners will use the Microsoft software to add advanced applications for future FiOS TV services, differentiating Verizon in the marketplace and bringing consumers the benefits of voice, video and data convergence.