VIA Appoints Simmtronics as Exclusive Manufacturing and Distribution Partner for VIA pc-1 Mainboards in India

Agreement also covers 15 other countries in SAARC, Middle East, and Africa

Taipei, Taiwan, 29 December 2010 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the appointment of Simmtronics Semiconductors Ltd. as its Exclusive manufacturing and distribution partner for VIA pc-1 mainboards in India and 15 other countries in the surrounding SAARC, Middle East, and Africa regions.

Under the terms of the agreement, Simmtronics will assemble a full range of low-power, highly-integrated VIA pc-1 motherboards in its advanced manufacturing facility in Roorkee, Uttaranchal, India, and distribute the products through its channel partners in India and other markets, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Dubai, UAE, Turkey, Iraq, Algeria, and Ghana.

“We are extremely excited to be teaming up with Simmtronics Semiconductors Ltd. to bring our VIA pc-1 mainboards to India and surrounding regions,” said Timothy Chen, Head of Global Sales & Marketing for VIA Technologies, Inc. “With their world class manufacturing capabilities and extensive distribution channels, Simmtronics are the perfect partner for us and we look forward to closely working with them to develop these high fast growing markets.”

“We are delighted to be working with VIA, which has for many years been a global leader in developing high-performance yet energy-efficient x86 processors and motherboards for Green PCs,” commented Indrajit Sabharwal, Managing Director, Simmtronics Semiconductors Ltd. “We believe that their VIA pc-1 mainboards have huge potential not just in India but also in the other markets where we operate.”

As the first step in expanding VIA’s presence in India and surrounding regions, VIA has appointed Amod Phadke as Director Sales for India, SAARC, Middle East, and Africa. A highly respected industry veteran, with more than 15 years’ experience, his key responsibilities include driving VIA pc-1 product marketing and promotional activities throughout the target regions.

About the VIA pc-1 Initiative

The VIA pc-1 Initiative is aimed at enabling the next one billion people to get connected. With a focus on communication, education and information, the VIA pc-1 Initiative seeks to empower millions of people to improve their quality of life through technology, especially in emerging markets. Comprising a range of flexible systems based on VIA’s acclaimed energy-efficient processor platforms, the VIA pc-1 Initiative is a realistic approach to bringing technology to millions more people within a sustainable business framework. Of the numerous initiatives VIA has launched to enhance the technology experience and the quality of life, the VIA pc-1 Initiative has a universal remit to make a difference to the lives of many more millions of people. www.viatech.com/pc-1

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. 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 and system integrators. www.via.com.tw

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