VIA Nano Processor Among Leading Embedded Demos at Electronica

VIA demonstrates next-generation embedded platforms in Munich, bringing more sophisticated performance driven devices to embedded markets

Taipei, Taiwan, 5 November 2008 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the public debut of the VIA Nano processor and a host of leading edge embedded boards, peripherals and complete systems at Electronica 2008, being held in Munich, Germany on November 11-14.

Join VIA in booth A6-571 and experience the future of compact, energy-efficient x86 embedded systems. The VIA Nano processor platform will be shown powering four panel displays simultaneously in a uniquely flexible digital signage configuration that delivers Hi-Def video in tandem with a ticker tape information stream. There will also be an intelligent home automation demonstration incorporatingg the VIA VIPRO touch-panel system as the control unit and a VIA ARTiGO as the media player.

Board level products displayed will include the latest VIA EPIA Pico-ITX, Nano-ITX and Mini-ITX boards from VIA, including the VIA EPIA-P700, EPIA-N700 and EPIA-M700 respectively. Visitors will also be able to see the recently announced VIA EPIA-P710 Pico-ITXe board in a stackable Pico-I/O configuration, as well as the new VIA VB8001 board, the first to feature the VIA Nano processor.

System products on show include VIA VIPRO, a thin and fanless panel PC ideal for HMI interface, kiosk and fleet management applications where its IP65-compliant front panel resists dust and water. The VIA vmpc VESA-mounted PC will also be on show; its ultra thin profile and VESA mounting feature enables any standard monitor to be turned into a signage unit in minutes.

SMB servers and NAS products include a range of boards and chassis for the home server market. VIA’s ultra compact VIA ARTiGO mini desktop PC will also be displayed in the role of media player in a home server configuration.

“Our attendance at Electronica 2008 is an excellent opportunity to bring our latest system, board and chip level innovations to Europe,” said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded, VIA Technologies, Inc. “At VIA we are continually striving to offer our customers the perfect balance of performance, features and power efficiency while offering distinctly unique and valuable designs.”

About Electronica 2008

With 77,748 visitors, 2,961 exhibitors and 152,000 m2 of exhibition space in 14 halls, not to mention 850 journalists, Electronica 2008 is the focal point for the electronics world. Visitors from 124 countries will converge on Munich November 11-14 for the world’s leading trade fair for components, systems and applications.

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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