VTF2006 to Feature Prominent Keynote Speakers and Technology Leadership in Fast-Growing Markets

Seventh VIA Technology Forum boasts support from renowned industry players, with keynote addresses by executives from VIA, AMD and Microsoft

Taipei, Taiwan, 16 May 2006 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced an outstanding array of top executives from leading industry players to address the seventh VIA Technology Forum (VTF2006), taking place in Taipei from Wednesday, 7th June to Friday, 9thJune.

VTF2006 will be opened by Wenchi Chen, President and CEO of VIA, who will expand upon VIA’s leadership in developing exciting new technologies that are driving the proliferation of digital intelligence. The keynote session will also feature Phil Hester, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at AMD, and Microsoft’s Otto Berkes, Ultra-Mobile PC General Manager, who will highlight the latest trends in x86 performance and software development that together are facilitating the digital-everywhere world we are entering.

More than twenty high–level executives from key organizations including AMD, ASE, Citrix, HP and Microsoft will offer insights into how the computing, communications, applications and content communities can work together in creating ground-breaking new usage models. This broad cross-industry support reflects the value of the forum in examining the key trends in strategic personal, business and emerging market technologies.

“VTF continues to provide the leadership and direction required for the industry to design and develop our digital world of tomorrow,” said Richard Brown, Vice President Corporate Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “We look forward to hosting an exciting program of covering the hottest topics and fastest growing markets in the industry, as well as key areas of technology innovation.”

For further information please visit our VTF2006 website: http://www.via.com.tw/en/company/events/vtf2006/.

About the VIA Technology Forum

The VIA Technology Forum has firmly established itself as one of the most prominent technology events on the industry’s global calendar. VTF2005 attracted over 1100 knowledgeable participants and more than 100 accredited international press and analysts, and introduced a high profile agenda of keynote and specialist track speakers. Extending the “Digital Brilliance” theme and demonstrating how the fusion of advanced technologies and intelligent design leads to the development of exciting new products and applications for fast emerging markets, VTF2005 was supported by leading key industry players, including AMD, General Software, iBase and Microsoft, who shared their visions and strategies in defining key market and technology trends.

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia, networking and storage silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.via.com.tw