AMD & ATI Merger = Opportunity for VIA and SiS?

DigiTimes is reporting that ATI's newly-proposed exit from the Intel chipset business -- now that the company is being bought by AMD -- is going to pave the way for VIA and SiS to capitalize on opportunities in the entry-level Intel space. This makes perfect sense, as ATI benefited greatly from their relation ship Intel and their departure leaves a gaping hole in the market.

"Taiwan-based chipset vendors VIA Technologies and Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) are expected to benefit from ATI's rumored decision to cut down chipset developments for the Intel platform, sources at Taiwan motherboard makers indicated. If the rumor is true, the two vendors will get some space in the entry-level integrated chipset market to be filled with their solutions, according to the sources."