September 19, 2008

Chip PC’s Next Generation Thin Client Devices Powered By RMI Alchemy Au1250

RMI Corporation, a leading supplier of high performance processors for communications and media, today announces that Chip PC Technologies, a global technology leader in the area of desktop virtualization and server-centric solutions has selected the RMI Alchemy(TM) Au1250 Processor for its next-generation thin-client device, the Xtreme PC LX, targeted at the Enterprise and Education Markets.

Powered by the RMI(R) Alchemy Au1250(R) Processor, operating at 600MHz, the Xtreme PC LX is capable of supporting up to a 1600x1200 resolution display and offers advanced multimedia capabilities in a super-compact, energy-saver form-factor. The Xtreme PC LX operates the Chip PC LX-Operating System with Video-over-RDP (VoRDP) and full multimedia functionality, including hardware acceleration. The new device utilizes a RISC-based architecture with increased storage, DVI or VGA video, 2 channel audio, a USB 2.0, and a power-by-monitor option.

"Chip PC selected the RMI Alchemy Processor Family for its thin-client solutions requiring advanced multimedia capabilities with extremely low-power requirements," said Ronit Pasternak, Marketing Director, Chip PC. "We continue to be impressed by the advanced integration levels, the multimedia performance and the high-end processing capabilities that the Alchemy Au1250 provides and we look forward to expanding our current relationship."

The RMI Alchemy Au1250 Processor Family meets the needs of consumer and enterprise media applications by offering a high-performance, low-power processor capable of delivering a rich multi-media experience to end users under 1/2 watt (450mW). The Au1200 Processor Family includes media processors targeted for full-featured Portable Media Players, Personal Navigation Devices (PND) and Thin-Client devices. The RMI Alchemy product line provides system designers an easy-to-use, simple solution to create full-featured consumer solutions with greatly reduced design cycle times.

"We are extremely pleased to be selected for Chip PC's next-generation thin client device," said Mike Wodopian, vice president and general manager, Media Processor Solutions, RMI. "The thin-client market is a targeted segment for us and the advancements that Chip PC continues to make with the RMI Alchemy product family are exciting and we fully expect them to take full advantage of the Au1250's superior multimedia capabilities and performance just as they did with RMI's Au1550(R) Processor in previous generations."

RMI products push the edge of processor technology in performance and integration, and are used by system and original equipment manufacturers to address the infrastructure, enterprise, and consumer markets. The company's XLR(R), XLS(R), and Alchemy(TM) processor families are based on innovative MIPS(R)-compatible architectures creating advanced, highly-integrated designs built on leading-edge silicon process technologies.

About Chip PC

Chip PC Technologies drives innovation into reality as a global technology leader in desktop virtualization and server-centric computing. Headquartered in Israel with offices across Europe and the US, Chip PC Technologies focuses on developing and manufacturing innovative desktop computing solutions covering the complete spectrum from smart user desktop devices to Active-Directory-based management software. Quoted on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Chip PC Technologies has been selected by Deloitte as one of Israel's fastest growing technology companies with its income growing more than 250% in the past few years.

About RMI Corporation

RMI Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company providing High-Performance Super System-on-a-Chip (SuperSoC(TM)) Processor solutions for the Infrastructure, Enterprise, and Consumer Media markets. Applications include Wireless, Networking Security, Thin Clients, and Connected Multi-Media. RMI offers a broad platform of advanced MIPS-compatible processor solutions with both 32/64-bit architectures supporting frequencies from 300MHz to 1.2 GHz. RMI is headquartered in Cupertino, CA with branch and subsidiary operations in Texas, United Kingdom, France, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China. More information about RMI can be found on the company's website at

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