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Centaur's newest design is the VIA C7-D processor, designed to be the ideal desktop processor choice for corporations seeking to significantly save on their power bills, while delivering the performance and rock-solid reliability needed for productivity applications, the VIA C7®-D processor is the world's first computer component to be sold as carbon free. VIA is defining a new era in eco-friendly computing.
  • Up to 2.0 GHz 90nm SOI (30 mm^2)
  • Leadership in Performance per Watt
  • Industry-leading H/W Security Engine
  • Embedded versions fanless to 1.5 GHz
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Centaur was recently voted the 8th best medium sized business to work for in all of Central Texas in the Austin Business Journal! If you're looking for an exciting and challenging career in the microprocessor industry, where your skills can shine in a totally-technical, non-bureaucratic environment, Centaur is the place for you! Check out our openings in beautiful Austin, Texas.
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In 1995, Centaur Technology set out to prove that a small team of microprocessor engineers could design an affordable x86 processor for the neglected sub-$1000 PC market. At the time, it was a visionary idea.

Now, eleven years later, Centaur has successfully designed the world's smallest x86 processors, has shipped twelve different parts, and consistently provides the fastest design cycle in the industry-from concept to completion in about 9 months, 1/3 the time of our competitors.

Centaur’s relationship with parent company VIA Technologies, the #2 chipset maker in the world after Intel, has positioned us to be the dominant force in bringing PC power to developing nations. New challenges are just ahead for Centaur Technology’s visionary solutions.
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recent news
September 2006
VIA Announces World's First Carbon Free Processor

June 2006
VIA Launches Ultra Low Power VIA EPIA CN Mini-ITX Mainboard

May 2006
VIA based TabletKiosk(tm) eo(tm) Arrives in US Market

April 2006
Detailed Platform Analysis in RightMark Memory Analyzer

April 2006
An inside look at the VIA C7-M

March 2006
Tablet Kiosk V-700 Ultra-Mobile PC

March 2006
New VIA C7®-M ULV Processor Family Enables Ultra Mobile Lifestyle Devices

March 2006
VIA to reopen CPU production line

January 2006
The C7-M processor - designed for notebooks

News from VIA
Mobility Meets Security in VIA C7-M Powered SafeBook by DevonIT

VIA and UK System Partners Launch World's First Carbon Free Personal Computers

VIA Opens First Solar Powered Information Community Centre in the South Pacific

VIA Announces September Sales Results

VIA pc-1 Enables "By Youth, For Youth" Community Development in South Africa

VIA Launches HDTV ready Unified Chipset for Embedded Market at ESC Boston

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December 2005
Via to give Intel kicking on DX9, PCI Express - report

December 2005
Start-up merges cell phone and PC into a handheld

September 2005
CPU veteran lobbies for cheap PCs

August 2005
Via Technologies Pushes Low-Power Notebook Processor

June 2005
Chip design firm aims for efficiency

June 2005
HP picks Via's Eden for thin clients

June 2005
Via pulls winner out of wraps

June 2005
HP pushes old thin-client strategy with new devices

June 2005
VIA C7-M Mobile Processor revealed

October 2004
VIA CPU shipments up 20% in 3Q