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TYAN® Thunder i860 PLATFORM SUPPORTS LATEST INTEL XEON PROCESSORS - Tyan Thunder i860 Now Supports New "Prestonia" Series Intel Xeon Processors

Fremont, CA, January 17, 2002
- Tyan® Computer Corporation announced today that their powerful Thunder i860 system board has been updated to support the latest Intel® Xeon™ Processors. The latest Xeon Processor, previously known by the code name "Prestonia", provides the peak performance levels required by today's most demanding workstation and server applications.

Tyan, a leading designer and manufacturer of Internet infrastructure products and system board solutions, originally announced the Thunder i860 in May of 2001, and has been shipping the board in volume since its release. Existing users of the Thunder i860 can update their platform to support the latest Xeon™ Processors by updating the BIOS. The updated BIOS is currently available for download at

"Updating our Thunder i860 to support the latest Intel Xeon Processors brings increased performance to one of our most powerful workstation platforms," stated Danny Hsu, Director of Marketing at Tyan. "In addition, current Thunder i860 users can easily update their platforms to support these latest processors with a simple BIOS update."

About Tyan

Tyan Computer Corporation, founded in 1989 by long-time Intel and IBM executive Dr. T. Symon Chang, designs, manufactures and markets advanced systemboard 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

Tyan is a registered trademark of Tyan Computer Corporation. Intel is a registered trademark of, and Xeon is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.


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