VIA Nano Processor Platform Earns Prestigious ‘Best of Computex’ Award

Ultra power efficient, small form factor VIA Nano processor and VIA VX800 unified digital media chipset recognized for excellence in mobile platforms

Computex, Taipei, Taiwan, 3 June 2008 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that the recently launched VIA Nano processor and the VIA VX800 all-in-one digital media IGP chipset received the coveted ‘Best of Computex’ award by the Taiwan Computer Association and the Taiwan External Trade Council (TAITRA), during a morning ceremony today.

The judging panel honoured VIA’s entry in the LSI/VLSI Category for Mobile Platforms for its ultra low power, miniaturization and optimized performance that will help drive the new breed of ultra portable and small form factor PCs. Also praised was the platform’s high-level integration, as well as its pin-to-pin compatibility with the VIA C7® processor family, giving OEMs and motherboard vendors a smooth upgrade transition for system or board designs.

“We are delighted that our new processor platform has won this award, as it not only underlines our leadership in power efficiency and miniaturization in x86 platform design but is testimony to the industry-wide move towards small yet full-featured x86 devices,” said Epan Wu, Director of CPU Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “We expect that the blend of optimized performance, power efficiency and functionality will further expand the market for small form factor and ultra portable devices.”

Today’s Best of Computex award follows yesterday’s Design and Innovation Award for the new VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design, affirming VIA’s breadth of expertise in ultra power efficient processor platform design and its commitment to the rapidly growing global market for ultra-portable notebooks. Live demonstrations of the VIA Nano processor, the VIA VX800 digital media IGP chipset and the VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design can be seen in the VIA booth in room 201D of the Taipei International Convention Centre.

About the VIA Nano Processor Family

The first 64-bit, superscalar processors in VIA’s x86 platform portfolio, VIA Nano processors have been specifically designed to revitalize traditional desktop and notebook PC markets, delivering truly optimized performance for the most demanding computing, entertainment and connectivity applications.

The VIA Nano processor family leverages Fujitsu’s advanced 65 nanometer process technology for enhanced power efficiency, and augments that with aggressive power and thermal management features within the compact 21mm x 21mm nanoBGA2 package for an idle power as low as 100mW (0.1W), extending the reach of power efficient green and silent PCs, thin and light notebooks and mini-notes around the world.

About the VIA VX800 Unified Digital Media IGP Chipset

The VIA VX800 is an all-in-one media system processor that integrates all the cutting-edge features of a modern chipset’s North and South bridges into a single package measuring just 33mm x 33mm, generating a silicon real estate saving of over 42% over traditional twin-chip core logic implementations.

Targeted at small form factor green PCs, thin ‘n’ light notebooks, ultra mobile mini-notes and high performance embedded systems, the VIA VX800 strictly adheres to VIA’s stringent power efficiency design parameters, such that complete processor platform power draw can be limited to as low as 7.5 watts. For further information and full specifications, please visit the VIA website at:

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.

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