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SIS DEBUTS VGA CHIP WITH T&L ENGINE FOR PC MARKET.



Silicon Integrated Systems Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS, Traditional Chinese: 矽統科技) is a company that manufactures, among other things, motherboard chipsets. The company was founded in 1987 in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan.  Corp. (SiS), Taipei, Taiwan, a leading core logic and graphics supplier, has introduced its new product SiS315 - the first 256-bit 2D/3D high-performance graphic engine supporting Transform and Lighting (T&L) for the mainstream desktop PC. By integrating a H/W See hardware.  T&L into their VGA (Video Graphics Array) The display standard for the PC. All PC display adapters support VGA, and Windows machines boot up in "VGA mode" before switching to higher resolutions. , the SiS315 sets a new standard for the mainstream desktop PC market.

"With the recent advances in VGA technology, SiS are very excited about launching the first VGA chip that integrates a H/W T&L engine for mainstream desktop PC market", said Shing Wong, senior VP of SiS. "SiS believes in bringing high-end features such as T&L and 256-bit 3D engine into the mainstream desktop PC market and allowing users to enjoy such high features at lower cost"

Up to now T&L engines only existed in 3D workstations and high-end desktop PC. The T&L engine which is located in front of rendering engine, is capable of doing complex per-vertex multiple transformation and light calculations, creating more accurate and brighter images for the viewer. Traditionally, for a PC platform without T&L engine, all these jobs have to be processed by the CPU CPU
 in full central processing unit

Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit.
 before sending the result to the rendering engine. Therefore, the SiS315 3D chip can considerably off-load the CPU loading when running 3D Applications and allow more computing power to focus on fancy effects on the next generation 3D games or interactive applications.

SiS315 supports AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) A high-speed 32-bit port from Intel for attaching a display adapter to a PC. It provides a direct connection between the card and memory, and only one AGP slot is on the motherboard. 4x interface and the memory up to 128MB. A DDR DRAM See DDR.  interface is also supported by SiS315 which can provide memory bandwidth up to 5.3GB/s, and is the trend for future memory. The SiS315 graphic chip has built-in a motion compensation engine for DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
DVD
 in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc

Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology.
 hardware acceleration. SiS315's 256-bit engine meets user's expectation of high- speed and high quality of pictures and with its 3D VR capabilities, allows game users to enjoy Direct3D and OpenGL games with better experience. Finally, when accompanied with SiS301 video bridge, SiS315 also supports dual display, LCD output and TV-out applications.

Commercial introduction

Commercial production of SiS315 is expected to start from December by SiS's foundry. The price per 10,000 units is USD USD

In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the U.S. Dollar.

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About SiS

Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) was founded in 1987 in the Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park, Taiwan. Being a preeminent leader of highly integrated logic solutions, the company's focuses include product design, production, testing and marketing. It has CPU, core logic, graphics and connectivity technologies. SiS also owns an advanced 8" wafer fab, which is now in mass production with 0.18u process. The company is scheduled to construct its first 12" fab in Tainan Science Park Tainan Science Park of Taiwan is located near the historic city of Tainan between Sinshih, Shanhua and Anding Townships of Tainan County with a total area of 2,565 acres, and is a part of the Southern Taiwan Science Parks (STSP).  in December 2000. SiS is a publicly listed company in Taiwan and currently has a total of about 1,400 employees.

For further information, visit http://www.sis.com.tw or call +886-2-29161619 ext. 346.
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