|Taiwan-based VIA Technologies is planning to adopt a 45nm process for the manufacture of its processors, and expects to launch dual-core CPUs by the end of 2009, according to sources at the company.
VIA has also revealed more details of its initial-launch Isaiah-based processor, which will feature a core frequency of 2GHz, a V4 Bus speed from 800-1333MHz, and two 64KB L1 cache and 1MB L2 cache pairs with 16-way associatively. The CPU will be manufactured by Fujitsu adopting a 65nm process. The CPU is pin compatible with the company's C7 processors.
VIA has forecast CPU shipments in 2008 to have an annual increase of around 20-30%, with shipments in the first half of 2008 to equal total shipments in 2007.