VIA Showcases Digital Lifestyle Innovations during CES 2005

VIA returns to Las Vegas with an extensive display of digital devices for today’s consumer way of life, featuring entertainment, automation and computing systems for the home and on the road, and much, much more

Las Vegas, Nevada, 6 January 2005 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that a diverse array of innovative digital media, storage and computing devices will be on show at the Lunch@Piero’s press event held during CES in Las Vegas on January 6 and 7.

Leveraging the advanced digital performance of VIA’s latest silicon and platform technologies, these stylish Personal Electronics devices facilitate the convenience of the modern lifestyle, from digital entertainment delivery and management to the ultimate media gear for automobiles, home automation to creative storage solutions, and several imaginative wireless technology applications, even for golf enthusiasts.

Leading edge partner systems being demonstrated at this event include the CES award-winning Niveus Media A/V Storage Server, the Lafayette MediaReady4000 featuring the C.A.C. Media Convergence Software Suite, Autocom’s CarPC Mediabox, CastleTek’s highly mobile telematics system, the petabyte storage device from Capricorn Technologies, commercial and personal custom PC solutions from Polywell, the TeePod solar-powered golf kiosk from 4eversports, the Linspire sub-$500 notebook, the Videolocity video-on-demand system, and the WorldVibrations radio station-in-a-box. There’ll also be a remarkable new VIA EPIA mainboard case-mod by Jeffrey Stephenson.

VIA will demo its latest chipsets for the AMD64 and Intel® platforms and some ultra high quality audio solutions, as well as the upcoming VIA EPIA SP Mini-ITX and EPIA N-Series Nano-ITX mainboards that feature the latest hardware-based security and digital media technologies, while S3 Graphics will unveil the first in the new DeltaC Ultra Low Power GPU series, as well as a sneak peak at the GammaC-S18 PCI Express solution and the latest OmniC-S4 Nitro add-in PVR card.

“With such a diverse range of new products and new product categories, VIA is continuing to spearhead the development of exciting new market segments with industry-leading platforms like the feature-rich VIA EPIA M-Series Mini-ITX mainboard,” commented Richard Brown, Associate Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “At this year’s event we will demonstrate how various innovators have taken full advantage of the unique features built into VIA platforms to create ideal products that combine hardware, software and online services to cater for the diverse needs of the consumer market.”

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