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TYAN® ANNOUNCES MASS PRODUCTION OF UNIVERSAL SOCKET 370 PLATFORM -- Tyan Tomcat i815T Supports New "Tualatin" Series Pentium III Processors from Intel --

Fremont, CA, August 14, 2001
Tyan® Computer Corporation today announced that its new
Tomcat i815T platform has reached mass production volume and is now available worldwide. Ideal for building cost-effective performance PCs, the Tomcat i815T features a "universal" processor socket, and will support Intel's new line of "Tualatin" series Pentium III processors.

Tyan, a leading designer and manufacturer of Internet infrastructure products and system board solutions, is one of the first system board suppliers to bring this new technology to mass production. The Tomcat i815T is the first of many "Tualatin" compatible platforms that Tyan will announce in the second half of 2001.

Designed around the Intel 815e(p) chipset, the Tomcat i815T supports a wide variety of Intel processors, including their Socket 370-based Celeron processors, Pentium III processors, and new "Tualatin" series Pentium III processors. This "universal" design enables customers to configure systems that address both performance and budgetary concerns. The Tomcat i815T also features three DIMM sockets, 4x AGP slot, six PCI slots and supports both ATA-100 drives and USB peripherals.

The Tomcat i815T is available in two versions. The standard S2080 model, as well as the S2080GN model, featuring integrated AGP graphics and dual 10/100BaseT ports. The latter is available to OEMs and System Integrators exclusively.

"Our new Tomcat i815T is yet another example of Tyan's time-to-market advantage, as well as our leadership in supporting next-generation chipset and processor technologies," stated Danny Hsu, Director of Strategic Marketing at Tyan. "With support for the new "Tualatin" series processors, the Tomcat i815T provides exceptional performance for a wide range of home and business applications."

Tomcat i815T (S2080) Features

  • "Universal" PGA370 socket supports one Intel Celeron processor, Pentium III processor or "Tualatin" series Pentium III processor
  • Intel 815e(p) chipset supports a 100/133MHz Front-Side Bus
  • Three DIMM sockets support up to 512MB of PC100/133 SDRAM
  • One AGP slot supports 2x and 4x graphics modes
  • Six 32-bit 33MHz (5V) PCI expansion slots
  • Dual-channel ATA-100 controller
  • ATX form factor (12" x 8.2")

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About Tyan

Tyan Computer Corporation, founded in 1989 by long-time Intel and IBM executive Dr. T. Symon Chang, designs, manufactures and markets advanced system board technology. Its products are sold to OEMs, Systems Integrators, VARs and Resellers worldwide. Over the last decade, Tyan has consistently been one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Tyan was named to the prestigious INC 500 in 1997 and 1998 (19th fastest growing U.S. company in 1997). Tyan was also ranked by Deloitte & Touche as one of the USA's "Fast 500", as well as one of Silicon Valley's "Fast 50" companies in 1998. For more information, contact Tyan directly at 510-651-8868 or visit the company's World Wide Web site at

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