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 Aug 11, 2008 - 10:00 AM - by Michael
* VIA quits chipset business

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This will mess up the hardware market something fierce - VIA is quitting the chipset business.

Speaking to Custom PC, VIA?s vice president of corporate marketing in Taiwan, Richard Brown, explained that: ?One of the main reasons we originally moved into the x86 processor business was because we believed that ultimately the third party chipset market would disappear, and we would need to have the capability to provide a complete platform.?

?That has indeed come to pass,? said Brown. He also added that ?Intel provides the vast majority of chipsets for its processors and, following its purchase of ATI, AMD is also moving very quickly in the same direction.?
I've had a lot of VIA-powered motherboards over the years, though my most recent have been NForce. It's sad to see the industry lose some competition, though. Expect prices to jump.
 

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