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Via to give Intel kicking on DX9, PCI Express - report

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Fri Dec 30 2005, 12:47
CHIP OUTFIT Via Technologies has predicted that chipset shipments will increase 20 per cent next year as cars and PC makers demand more embedded technology.

According to the Taiwan Economic News, the boost in embedded chip sales will push the company's share of the world chipset market up to 30 percent from 15% this year.

In some areas such as, DX9 and PCI Express, they will even be giving the almighty Intel a good kicking, the article claims.

Chipsets compatible with PCE Express will account for 80 per cent of the company's chipset shipments in 2006 and DDRII memory format will replace the DDR format half-way through next year, Via predicts.

Via has received orders for its embedded PC platform from Nissan, which will install it into its Murano and Lafesta car models. If the figures in the report are correct, it's a great "Leap Forward" for the plucky CPU manufacturer. µ


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