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Centaur's newest design, the VIA Isaiah Architecture, is a new x86 processor architecture that will deliver significant boosts to the functionality and performance of desktop, mobile and ultra mobile PCs while minimizing power requirements, saving on battery life and enabling ultra compact system designs.
  • 65nm Technology
  • 64-bit Superscalar Speculative Out-of-Order Microarchitecture
  • High-performance Multi-Media Computation
  • New Virtual-Machine Architecture
  • Leadership in Performance per Watt
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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, fourteen years later, Centaur has successfully designed the world's smallest x86 processors, has shipped thirteen 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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Introduction to Centaur
Isaiah Architecture Brief
History of Processors from WWII to the 1970’s
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Industry News

April 2009
Samsung NC20
Wired

July 2008
VIA Nano rules and the Intel Atom drools
[H]Enthusiast

July 2008
VIA Nano vs Intel Atom
ARS Technica

January 2008
Centaur Technology Tour in Pictures
[H]Enthusiast

January 2008
The New Isaiah Architecture
Extreme Tech

January 2008
VIA's New Centaur Designed Isaiah CPU
[H]Enthusiast

January 2008
Via bets future on upcoming Isaiah processor
Infoworld

January 2008
Isaiah revealed
ARS Technica

January 2008
VIA releases a brand new core
www.theinquirer.net

January 2008
Centaur unveils new chips
Austin American Statesman

January 2008
Via unveils Next-Generation Isaiah x86 Processor Architecture
www.via.com.tw

June 2007
Via shows off 850 gram Nanobook
www.theinquirer.net

January 2007
Lunch @ Piero's 2007
www.viaarena.com

September 2006
VIA Announces World's First Carbon Free Processor
www.via.com.tw

June 2006
VIA Launches Ultra Low Power VIA EPIA CN Mini-ITX Mainboard
www.viatech.com

May 2006
VIA based TabletKiosk(tm) eo(tm) Arrives in US Market
www.viatech.com

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December 2005
Via to give Intel kicking on DX9, PCI Express - report
www.theinquirer.net

December 2005
Start-up merges cell phone and PC into a handheld
www.news.com

September 2005
CPU veteran lobbies for cheap PCs
www.eetimes.com

August 2005
Via Technologies Pushes Low-Power Notebook Processor
www.eweek.com

June 2005
Chip design firm aims for efficiency
www.statesman.com

June 2005
HP picks Via's Eden for thin clients
www.vnunet.com

June 2005
Via pulls winner out of wraps
www.theinquirer.net

June 2005
HP pushes old thin-client strategy with new devices
www.itworld.com

June 2005
VIA C7-M Mobile Processor revealed
www.viaarena.com

October 2004
VIA CPU shipments up 20% in 3Q
www.digitimes.com