VIA Technology Forum 2006 Sets Path for Embracing Digital Intelligence

The seventh annual VIA Technology Forum guides industry direction for growth of new markets, form-factors and high definition content by “Embracing Digital Intelligence”

Taipei, Taiwan, 25 April 2006 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that the seventh annual VIA Technology Forum (VTF) will lay out the direction for “Embracing Digital Intelligence” and take place in Taipei from 7th to 9th June during Computex 2006. Areas of focus for VTF 2006 include high definition computing, the ultra mobile lifestyle, connected client computing and emerging markets.

“The rapid proliferation of digitally intelligent technologies and growing availability of high speed broadband infrastructure opens up vast opportunities for new markets, applications and usage models,” said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “VIA Technology Forum brings together the computing, communications, applications and content communities to outline how to embrace digital intelligence and take advantage of these opportunities that influence our lifestyles in the office, at home and on the go.”

VTF2006 will consist of a three-day event in Taipei with a compelling program of keynote addresses, and specialist presentations in four technology track seminars:

High Definition Platforms
Focusing on the key technologies driving advances in Performance PCs, Media Center PCs and Home Entertainment Servers for creating, storage and sharing high definition content.

Ultra Mobility
Examining the latest mobile platform technologies, underlining the importance of low power, performance-per-watt and miniaturization, which are inspiring an exciting new generation of innovative computing and communications devices for the mobile lifestyle.

Connected Client Computing 
Looking at the trends in enterprise computing, software, hardware, total cost of ownership and security and how it influences decisions, highlighting case studies of successfully implemented technologies and systems.

Emerging Markets
Addressing key innovations and challenges for emerging markets, and showcasing how ICTs can extend the benefits of computing and connectivity to the next one billion “digital have-nots”.

Complementing the presentations at VTF2006 will be the innovation showcase, where VIA’s key industry partners will display and demonstrate their latest products, technologies and services.

About the VIA Technology Forum 2005

VTF2005 highlighted the fundamental challenges caused by the market transition from PC centric development to digital everywhere. Held over four days in Taipei and Beijing, VTF2005 attracted over 1100 knowledgeable participants from the region’s IT infrastructure and over 100 accredited international press and analysts, and introduced a high profile agenda of keynote speakers from AMD, Elpida Memory, Phoenix, TSMC and representatives from China Government.

The VTF2005 Technology Tracks extended the “Digital Brilliance” theme and demonstrated how the fusion of advanced technologies and intelligent design leads to the development of exciting new products and applications for fast emerging markets. Prominent representatives including AMD, General Software, iBase and Microsoft share their vision, strategies and insights in defining the key market and technology trends that is driving tailor-made x86 innovation in traditional and emerging market segments, taking us beyond the desire for the digital lifestyle to the practical implementation of real products.

VTF2005 was sponsored by leading key industry players, emphasizing the strategic significance that the VIA Technology Forum has established within the regional and global PC industry.

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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