Press Release: VIA Technologies, Inc. Announces the VIA VT6202 USB2.0 Four Ports Host Controller for the PCI Bus

Posted By Kathy Smith

Date: September 27, 2001

For Immediate Release
Offering transfer bandwidths 40 times faster than original USB specifications, the VIA VT6202 USB2.0 Host Controller is compliant with key industry interfaces to allow a full range of signaling speeds for enhanced peripheral performance.

Taipei, Taiwan, 27 September 2001 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of core logic chipsets, microprocessors, and multimedia and communications chips, today announced announced the new VIA VT6202, a PCI USB2.0 Integrated Host Controller with advanced power management and functionality features to support greater bandwidth requirement peripherals such as higher resolution video cameras, and next-generation scanners and printers.

"The launch of the new VIA VT6202 USB2.0 host controller demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with a complete range of high bandwidth peripheral connectivity options," commented Richard Brown, Director of Marketing for VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA VT6202 USB2.0 Host Controller
The VIA VT6202 PCI Universal Series Bus Specification 2.0 host controller is the first VIA product complying with the USB2.0 specification, and delivers transfer speeds of up to 480Mbits per second. Supporting the PCI-Bus Power Management Interface specification, the VIA VT6202 has advanced power efficiency features that permit aggressive management of I/O power consumption, ensuring that USB2.0 is suitable even for low-power systems.

Incorporating two Universal Host Controller Interface cores for full speed signaling and an enhanced host controller interface core for high-speed signaling, the VIA VT6202 is a multi-functional PCI device supporting higher resolution video/graphics peripherals and fast storage units.

Manufactured by TSMC using a 0.22 micron CMOS process, the VIA VT6202 root hub consists of four downstream facing ports and legacy support for all downstream facing ports, providing the PC user with multiple peripheral options utilizing the exceptional bandwidth of USB2.0.

VIA VT6202 Pricing and Availability

The VIA VT6202 is available in two formats: a 4-port PCI USB2.0 add-in card or a VT6202 PCI USB2.0 host controller installed on the motherboard, offering more flexibility to PC users. Pricing information is available from VIA Technologies, Inc.

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.


VIA PR Contacts

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Richard Brown
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