Press Release: VIA Technologies Announces Full Support for the AMD Athlon™ XP Processor 1800+   
Posted By Kathy Smith

Date: October 09, 2001

Broad product portfolio dedicated to comprehensive AMD processor support on all platforms 

Taipei, Taiwan, 9 October 2001 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of core logic chipsets, microprocessors, and multimedia and communications chips, today confirmed full product support for the new AMD Athlon™ XP processor 1800+ with QuantiSpeed™ architecture.

VIA offers the broadest spectrum of core logic solutions dedicated to the Socket A platforms, including the VIA Apollo KT266A, KT266, KT133A, KT133, KLE133, KM133 and KN133 chipsets, providing performance and value for the high end, mainstream, integrated and mobile PC markets.

Leading the field in Socket A core logic solutions is the recently-launched VIA Apollo KT266A, the ideal complement to the AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+, with its Performance-Driven Design and unique VIA Modular Architecture Platform (V-MAP) technology. Combined with industry-leading DDR capability, the VIA Apollo KT266A has been optimized to get the most out of AMD’s QuantiSpeed architecture, producing superior performance on Athlon XP processor-based systems.

"As the number one provider of chipset support for AMD, we are proud of the technological achievements arising from the long-standing relationship between our companies," said Richard, Brown, Director of Marketing at VIA Technologies, Inc. "The exciting combination of the new AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+ and the VIA Apollo KT266A creates a winning solution in the marketplace."

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc. is a leading innovator and developer 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™ 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. Additional information can be found at www.via.com.tw.

About AMD

AMD, the AMD logo, AMD Athlon, QuantiSpeed and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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Dan Havey
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Richard Brown
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