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SiS, The Only Taiwanese Chipset Manufacturer to Obtain PCI-SIG Certification

Taipei, Dec. 15, 2004- Leading core logic chipset manufacturer Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) announced today that its PCIe chipsets including SiS656, SiS649, SiS756 and SiS965 are successfully designed-in with over 20 different motherboard designs.

SiS is the first and only chipset manufacturer in Taiwan to be officially certified by PCI-SIG organization. The PCI Express specifications supported by the SiS656, SiS649, SiS756 and SiS965 have been certified and listed on the PCI-SIG website (see Figure 1), signifying that SiS’s new-generation PCI Express chipsets meet the leading-edge and international standard. PCI-SIG's main goals are to manage and develop the standards for PCIe bus interface technologies, promote the innovation and development of PCI in accordance with industry needs, and to guarantee product quality through a strict validation process. SiS' dedicated efforts to obtain the PCIe certification represent not only its product strength recognized by international and industrial standard but also the results adopted by worldwide customers to plan as design-in products with more than 20 models.

The SiS756 has been planned the design-in models by ASRock, ASUS, ECS, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gigabyte and MSI, and the SiS656 and SiS649 are as well accepted as the design-in by ASUS, Foxconn, Fujitsu-Siemens, ECS, Gigabyte and MSI. More products incorporated SiS chipsets will continue to be launched on the global market in the near future.

* Key Specifications of the Northbridge chipsets SiS656, SiS649, SiS756 are as follows:

Specs/Chipset ModelSiS656SiS649SiS756
Support CPUIntel® Pentium® 4
FSB 800/533/400 MHz
Intel® Pentium® 4
FSB 800/533/400 MHz
AMD Athlon™64 FX 2000MT/s
Support MemoryDual Channel
Single Channel
Graphics Card InterfacePCI Express x16PCI Express x16PCI Express x16
HyperStreaming™ TechnologyYesYesYes

* Detail Specifications of SiS965:

Specs/Chipset ModelSiS965
SiS HyperStreaming™ TechnologyYes
SiS MuTIOL® 1G TechnologyYes
PCI Express x12 Ports
Serial ATA4 Ports
USB 2.08 Ports
ATA 1332 Channel
Gb EthernetYes
100/10 LANYes

* Figure 1: Webpage copy of PCI Express Integrators List from PCI-SIG official site