VIA Announces Support for AMD Digital Media Vision

VIA’s latest silicon solutions, along with AMD’s high-performance processors, form a defining opportunity for the digital living room experience

Taipei, Taiwan, January 5, 2006 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced full support for AMD’s digital media vision, including AMD LIVE!, with VIA’s full range of silicon solutions including the latest VIA K8T900 and VIA K8M890 chipsets.

With the rapid propagation of digital content, consumers are looking to their PCs for storage, access, and enjoyment of their music, movies, pictures, and games, which can be best delivered by the performance and flexibility of solutions powered by the acclaimed line of AMD64 processors. To help inspire this new generation of multimedia entertainment computers, AMD LIVE! can provide innovative, industry-friendly opportunities to change the way users experience their digital content. To complement this exciting multimedia solution, VIA’s latest silicon solutions, such as VIA K8T900 and K8M890 chipsets, combine comprehensive support for the latest AMD64 processors and leading multimedia and graphics support.

“AMD LIVE! is an exciting proposition for the market that leverages AMD’s ongoing commitment to the professional digital media community and extends it to experiences in the home,” commented Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “VIA has long been focused through our graphics and chipset solutions on enhancing multimedia performance, and together with AMD LIVE! we aim to deliver a jaw-dropping home entertainment experience!”

“AMD LIVE! takes the power and flexibility of the PC and extends it to consumer entertainment devices to deliver enhanced digital media experiences,” commented Iain Morris, Senior Vice President, Digital Consumer Media and Pervasive Computing, AMD. “VIA’s comprehensive range of products offers choices for developers looking to build systems to support AMD’s vision for digital media and the experiences AMD LIVE! can enable for consumers.”

VIA’s latest chipsets, such as the VIA K8T900 and VIA K8M890, offer full support for the latest AMD64 processor solutions and provide exceptional performance. To enable defining multimedia experiences, VIA offers leading high definition support through the latest integrated graphics solutions and also discrete graphics solutions with S3 Graphics’ latest C-S20 series of graphics processors. These leading graphics processors boast a powerful home theatre experience with the C-Motion Video Display Engine for enhanced visual output, extensive display support including all HDTV output formats up to 1080p, advanced 2D/3D graphics capabilities, and hardware accelerated motion compensation.

VIA also offers exceptional multimedia support through leading chipset South Bridge solutions such as the VIA VT8251, creating a full specification platform with high end digital media capabilities including VIA Vinyl HD Audio for richer sound reproduction, additional PCI Express connections for the new generation of high speed peripherals, and sophisticated storage capabilities.

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.

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