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IDT WinChip C6+ Processor Targets Superior MMX and 3D Graphics Performance for Power User and Gamers Adds New x86 Instructions to Improve Microsoft Direct X

SAN JOSE, California, Microprocessor Forum, October 14, 1997 - Centaur Technology, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI), revealed it's next generation IDT WinChip C6+ microprocessor targeted for power users and gamers demanding superior MMX and 3D graphics performance in the sub-$1,500 multimedia desktop and sub-$2,000 mobile personal computer market segments. Details of the IDT WinChip C6+ processor were disclosed at the Microprocessor Forum conference. Product shipments are expected to begin in the first half of 1998.

"The new IDT WinChip C6+ processor further demonstrates the benefits of our simple design approach which allows us to quickly introduce design enhancements while maintaining the best performance per watt and per dollar," said Glenn Henry, president of Centaur Technology. "We improved integer performance by adding branch prediction, doubled the floating point and MMX performance, and added enhancements to improve 3D graphics, all within six months of our initial announcement with effectively the same die size as the original IDT WinChip C6 processor."

The new IDT WinChip C6+ processor adds dual MMX units and includes 53 new x86 instructions to improve 3D graphics performance. These new instructions are geared to speed coordinate transforms and lighting in applications using future versions of Microsoft Direct X. The dual MMX units and new x86 instructions are expected to allow the IDT WinChip C6+ processor to deliver better MMX and 3D graphics performance than the Pentium with MMX technology.

With a micro-architecture optimized for Microsoft Windows applications, IDT's WinChip C6+ microprocessor builds upon the initial IDT WinChip C6 focus:

- Deliver superior price/performance to Pentium- class microprocessors running application level benchmarks such as Winstone 97 business under Windows 95

- Deliver low power dissipation to mobile personal computers which improves notebook battery life and simplifies overall system design

The new device is expected to include 5.8 million transistors and will be manufactured using IDT's 5-layer-metal, 0.35 and 0.25 micron CMOS technology. At only 91 mm2 in size when manufactured in 0.35 micron technology, the IDT WinChip C6+ processor is projected to be 30 to 60 percent smaller than comparable Pentium-class processors. This breakthrough will provide better than Pentium-class performance at lower power and price levels.

Initial speed targets are 266 MHz, with 300 MHz to follow in the second half 1998. Pricing will be announced in 1998.

Consistent with IDT's mission to support the cost-effective and established Socket 7 motherboard, chipset and BIOS infrastructure, the IDT WinChip C6+ processor will be offered in a 296 Ceramic Pin Grid Array (CPGA) Socket 7 compatible package.

About Centaur
Centaur Technology Inc., an Austin, Texas-based microprocessor design and development company, was founded in 1995 by Glenn Henry, previously of MIPS Technologies, Dell Computer and IBM. More information on the company and products can be found at
About IDT
IDT enables a digitally-connected world - delivering innovative, high-performance, integrated circuits and modules to its key markets: data and telecommunications equipment, including routers, hubs, switches, and cellular base stations; personal computers; and shared network devices, including workstations, servers, and printers.
IDT's product mix consists of advanced communications products and specialty memories, high-speed SRAM , and high-performance logic and microprocessors. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with manufacturing facilities located in California and Oregon, IDT employs approximately 4,600 people worldwide. The company's stock is traded on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol "IDTI." More information on IDT and its products can be found at and fax on demand services by calling 1-800-9-IDT-FAX.

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19 Calls&Puts Where are you getting your info from??? Menaing how do you knoBullonIDT-11/16/1997
18 <<The ability of the company to rapidly ramp up production will be key toflickerful-11/16/1997
17 Randy, I read the PC World article and it was excellent! It showed that this iMarc Phelan-11/16/1997
16 cp. PCWORLD & PCMAGAZINE I saw at the newsstand both PCMagazine, and PCWoflickerful-11/15/1997
15 now that is GOOD news. some sales figures will be even BETTER NEWS. we could alflickerful-11/14/1997
14 Flickerful, IDT supposed to introduce 240 Mhz laptop processor next week at CCALLS&PUTS-11/14/1997
13 THAT has a ring to it !!flickerful-10/23/1997
12 yes, I did type what you think I typed. I'm only asking cuz they're reHippieslayer-10/23/1997
11 i noticed that all of my blinking posts have been diffused...flickerful-10/23/1997
10 did you say horse***t? i would venture that is <i> not <i> the reflickerful-10/23/1997
9 Flikerful, You originally had the "centaur in the center" blinking oHippieslayer-10/23/1997
8 Why is the name of the chip co called Centaur. Isn't that the creature of Hippieslayer-10/23/1997
7 One of the interesting big picture events to play out is the socket 7 issue vs.Steve Lewis-10/23/1997
6 Steve, Socket 7 will be prolonged by AMD and IDT, especially IDT which with itCALLS&PUTS-10/20/1997
5 Socket 7 is hardly dead. Intel's PII slot tech. really piles on the cost foChris Tomas-10/20/1997
4 <http://<blink><big> centaur in the center... flickerful-10/20/1997
3 The question I have about socket 7 and the new technology that intel is pushingHippieslayer-10/19/1997
2 James, Centaur will be a large player in the home/business PC microprocessor mCALLS&PUTS-10/19/1997
1 Calls & Puts.. nothing to add just thanking you for starting a thread that James Petersen-10/19/1997
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