Items tagged with VIA

Mozilla's efforts to flesh out and promote its Firefox OS for new mobile devices got a shot in the arm today with VIA announcing an official partnership with the browser and operating system maker. VIA says it will help support and develop Firefox OS for new device form factors, and the company's also providing incentive for coders to patch up existing bugs on its own devices. Now that Firefox OS is running on APC's low-cost Paper and Rock boards with buildable source codes available to developers on GitHub, VIA says it will give away free APCs to anyone who fixes a known issue, a list of which... Read more...
How low can you go? ASUS has announced the MeMO Pad, a 7-inch (1024x600) multi-touch tablet sporting a 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU with a Mali 400 GPU and running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. And it costs just $149. An iPad killer it’s not, but ASUS has plenty of other tablets designed to compete toe-to-toe with the king of tablets. Instead, the ASUS MeMO Pad is designed for lightweight users who just want a device for Web browsing, online shopping, streaming, and social networking. Said ASUS in a press release, “Our focus for this device is on delivering excellent performance per watt and a smooth... Read more...
VIA, evidently a believer in the philosophy that big things come in small packages, announced what it claims is the world's first quad-core pico-ITX board with 3D display capabilities. It's the VIA EPIA-P910, a pint-sized slice of silicon featuring the latest VIA VX11H MSP in combination with a VIA QuadCore E-Series processor. "The VIA EPIA-P910 features the most advanced technology from VIA with the latest VIA VX11H MSP and VIA QuadCore E-Series processor," said Epan Wu Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "It provides superior computing performance and the richest... Read more...
The vibe Silicon Valley must be getting from the masses is that low cost, pint-sized PCs are the wave of the future, hence why we're seeing so many of them recently. The most popular of the bunch right now is the Raspberry Pi PC, but lo and behold, VIA is jumping in the ring with a $49 APC Android PC. "APC brings the familiarity and convenience of Android to the PC at a US$49 price point that will open up exciting new markets and applications," said Richard Brown, VP of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Like a bicycle for your mind, APC will enable more people than ever before to explore the vast... Read more...
The machine shown here may not look nearly as good as the latest Digital Storm PC or Alienware laptop, but that's not the point. The point is to put a lot of power into a portable package, and make it sip power in a way that monster towers can only dream of doing. VIA knows a thing or two about efficiency, with the new VIA AMOS-3002 being revealed and designed around the VIA EPIA-P900 Pico-ITX board. Within, there's a 1GHz VIA Eden X2 dual-core CPU, a VX900H media system processor (MSP) on the VIA EPIA-P900 board, fully HD-capable graphics engine, support for a variety of codecs (MPEG-2, WMV9 and... Read more...
Small chips can mean big things, you know? VIA's one of the kings of small chips, and the company is this week introducing their COMe-8X90 module, featuring a 1.2GHz VIA Nano X2 E-Series dual core processor and the VIA VX900H media system processor (MSP). The ruggedized VIA COMe-8X90 module targets industrial PC and large OEM customers focused on dynamic application segments, including medical, advanced gaming, industrial automation and digital signage. In other words, it's mostly an enterprise thing, but 1.2GHz goes a long way these days for individuals interested in carputers and the like. Measuring... Read more...
Look, not everyone needs a sizable motherboard with eighteen PCI slots. And for those in that camp, there's VIA. The company has just launched he world's first quad core Mini-ITX boards featuring the latest VIA QuadCore E-Series processor. The VIA EPIA-M900 and VIA EPIA-M910 are the first two Mini-ITX boards to feature the 1.2GHz VIA QuadCore E-Series processor, offering enhanced multi-tasking and superb multimedia performance on the lowest quad core power budget for next generation embedded products. The VIA QuadCore E-Series processor features a highly optimized, energy efficient multi-core architecture,... Read more...
Android and VIA, sitting in a tree.... Just kidding. But, the truth of the matter is this: VIA has just announced Android support for their embedded x86 boards. They're starting off with support for the VIA EITX-3002 Em-ITX board. Running Android on an x86 platform offers increased flexibility, great multimedia support and cost saving advantages for embedded applications such as in-vehicle entertainment and interactive kiosks. Key advantages for Android on x86 include leverage of Android development resources and existing apps, rich I/O flexibility, greater CPU performance as well as higher display... Read more...
Back in 2001, VIA introduced the mini-ITX form factor, and modders everywhere had a nifty little platform upon which to build interesting projects, both for fun and for profit. VIA is commemorating the mini-ITX’s 10th anniversary with an ebook retrospective, which is a free download for all interested. The ebook features the history of the platform, descriptions of how it affected the industry, and a number of the most interesting mini-ITX-based mods they could find. And of course, there is a look ahead at the future of the platform. VIA Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation Inspired by the Mini-ITX... Read more...
The latest entry into the adorable computing market is the pint-sized (well, technically liter-sized) VIA ARTiGO A1150 PC kit. The kit is designed to offer DIY enthusiasts the chance to venture into ultra-compact desktop computing. VIA packed plenty of features into the 5.7" x 3.9" x 2" ARTiGO A1150, including a 1.0GHz dual-core VIA Eden X2 processor, VIA VX900H media system processor, HDMI and VGA ports, Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi, a trio of audio jacks, an optional SD card reader module, and five USB ports. VIA did not share a price point for the ARTiGO A1150. VIA Launches ARTiGO A1150 PC Kit... Read more...
Classify yourself as a "Digital Home Media Enthusiast?" If so, VIA has a motherboard they'd love for you to peek. The company has just released the VE-900 Mini-ITX mainboard, immediately available worldwide for those in need of a small, power-efficient new HTPC rig. It features a 1.4GHz Nano X2 dual-core CPU, VIA's VX900 all-in-one media system processor, support for resolutions as high as 1080p and support for 24-bit audio and up to 192kHz sample rates. There's also HDMI support, and it can handle up to 8GB of DDR3 memory. Sadly, pricing isn't being disclosed, but it ought to be coursing through... Read more...
If you want multi-processing capabilities but can’t stand using a bloated, heavy mini-ITX motherboard, VIA has you covered with its new pico-ITX board with dual-core processing. The VIA EPIA-P900 Pico-ITX features a 1.0GHz VIA EdenTM X2 CPU and the VIA VX900H Media System Processor with support for up to 4GB DDR3 RAM and HD audio. The rear I/O panel sports two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, a VGA port, and a Gigabit LAN port. and with onboard heads the board also gives you five additional USB ports, LPC, SMBus, PS/2, audio jacks, LVDS, DIO, and UART ports. The board is designed for powering... Read more...
Embedded systems just aren't what they used to be. And by that, we mean that they're far more potent and useful to the masses than they were just a few years back, when they were only powerful enough to handle mundane enterprise chores and the like. VIA has been capitalizing on the uptick in power and power efficiency lately, and their newest board is living proof. The next-gen EPIA-M720 Mini-ITX motherboard features the VIA VX900 MSP, and acts as the upgrade to the EPIA-LN. There's DDR3 and SATA II support, as well as a VIA 1GHz C7 processor coupled with the VA VX900 all-in-one media system processor.... Read more...
This drops squarely into the "Didn't see it coming," pile. VIA announced yesterday that it's suing Apple for alleged infringement of three VIA patents. The declaration could nearly get lost in the blizzard of legal motions surrounding Apple, but this situation is odd enough to deserve notice. VIA claims that Apple has infringed on three US patents:  6253312, 6253311, and 6745810. The first covers a method and apparatus for performing a double operand load; the second two describe bidirectional conversion and transfer of integer and floating point data. Unlike most of the vaguely-worded patents... Read more...
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