Press Release: VIA Technology Forum

Posted By Van Smith

Date: July 23, 2001

For Immediate Release

VIA Technology Forum 2001 Welcomes Industry Leaders and Top Independent Analysts

VTF 2001 sees enthusiastic participation confirmed from a cross-section of leading companies and industry experts

Taipei, Taiwan, 18th July 2001 - VIA Technologies, Inc today announced that that it will be joined by a host of the high tech industry's leading companies at its annual VIA Technology Forum 2001 in the Taipei International Convention Center on 4th and 5th September 2001. Participating companies already confirmed include AMD, Micron, ABIT, Cypress, Acorp, ASE, Chaintech, ECS, Epox, FIC, Gigabyte, Intumit, Lucky Star, MSI, SOYO, Smart Modular, Tektronix, Platform Conference, Taiwan 1394 Forum and AMI2.

VTF 2001 will also include presentations from some of the industry's leading independent analysts, including Mike Feibus from Mercury Research, Bert McComas from Inquest, and Jon Peddie from JPA.

"We are honoured that so many of the high tech industry's leading companies and analysts will be joining us at VTF 2001 in Taipei," commented Richard Brown, Director of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "This will provide event attendees with an excellent opportunity to hear the most cutting edge and insightful analysis of the most important market trends and challenges faced by the industry."


VTF 2001 consists of compelling programme of keynote speeches, technology track seminars and panel discussions as well as live demonstrations of the very latest products. Key subjects include:

* Advanced Memory Technology & System Design

* Mobile Computing Platform Innovation and Diversification

* Enhancing System Connectivity and I/O Bandwidth

* Future Advances in Performance Desktop PC Systems

* Connecting to the Wireless Internet

* Extending the PC Footprint to High Potential New Market Segments

* Implementing Low Power, High Density Value Server Platforms

* Emerging New Digital Broadband Networking Technologies

* Future Trends in IC Design, Manufacturing, & Packaging Technologies

VTF 2001 Taipei will be followed by a global roadshow of one-day events in Tokyo, Japan, on September 7th, Beijing, China, on September 8th and Munich, Germany, on September 13.

Visit www.viatech.com/vtf <http://www.viatech.com/vtf> for more information and online registration.

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.

VIA PR Contacts

US: Dan Havey International: Richard Brown

Phone: 1-512-493-8614 Phone: (886)-2-2218-5452 #6201

Email: dhavey@centtech.com Email: Richard_Brown@via.com.tw

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