Press Release: VIA's KT266 Gains Momentum

Posted By Van Smith

Date: July 19, 2001

For Immediate Release

Platform Conference 2001 sees motherboard makers choosing the VIA Apollo KT266 as the leading DDR chipset solution for the Socket A platform

VIA Partner Pavilion hosts nine first-tier suppliers demonstrating a full range of Socket A desktop and server DDR chipset solutions.

Taipei, Taiwan, 17th July 2001 - VIA Technologies, Inc today announced that the VIA Partner Pavilion at the Platform Conference will showcase a wide range of cutting-edge Socket A desktop PC, workstation, and server solutions based on the VIA Apollo KT266 chipset from nine industry leaders including Aopen, Asus, FIC, Gigabyte, Iwill, MSI, and NEXCOM.

"We are excited by the presence of so many first tier motherboard makers giving their endorsement of the VIA Apollo KT266 in front of a prestigious industry audience" commented Richard Brown, Director of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The large number of innovative, high performance VIA Apollo KT266 motherboards on displays shows the growing momentum for

high-speed DDR memory support on the Socket A platform."

Coupling support for high-bandwidth DDR266 SDRAM with a 266MHz Front Side Bus, AGP 4X, and VIA's new high-speed 266MB/sec V-Link Hub Architecture, the VIA Apollo KT266 provides the ultimate balanced platform for building a wide range of ultra-powerful AMD Athlon(tm) processor based servers, workstations, and PC systems. Recent reviews on leading independent websites including Legion Hardware, VIA Hardware, Digit-Life, AMD3D, OCWorkbench, and Club Overclocker, motherboards featuring the VIA Apollo KT266 have demonstrated clear performance advantages of the chipset over rival platforms.

Platform Conference 24th/25th July - SVCC, San Jose

Platform Conference delivers perspective, contrast, and a comprehensive outlook on the issues facing the computing industry. The event is designed to facilitate debate and interactive discussion on computing hardware strategies, technologies, standards and implementations. Title sponsors at this Platform Conference include AMD, Elpida, National Semiconductor and VIA Technologies, Inc.

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc. is the world's leading fabless supplier of PC core logic chipsets, microprocessors, and multimedia and communications chips. VIA delivers value to the PC industry by designing, marketing, and selling high-performance VIA Apollo core logic chipsets for the full range of PC platforms, as well as cost-effective VIA C3(tm) processors for Value PCs and Internet Appliances. Its customers include the world's top OEMs, mainboard manufacturers, and system integrators. VIA is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, at the center of the Greater China high-tech manufacturing engine, and has branch offices in the US, China and Europe. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE2388), and achieved annual revenues of nearly US$1 billion in 2000.