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VIA ARM Digital Signage system is a small Android-based PC

The VIA ARM Digital Signage System looks like a small computer… and basically it is. But it’s designed to run Google Android or other embedded operating systems, and as the name suggests, VIA is positioning the little PC as a digital signage system for use in retail, education, entertainment, kiosks, or similar environments. VIA’s latest […]

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VIA APC $49 computer up for pre-order, ships in July

The APC is a tiny computer system that sells for $49, and which should be capable of running Android, Linux, and other operating systems (but not Windows 7). It ships with Google Android 2.3. First introduced last month, VIA Technologies is now taking pre-orders for the APC and plans to start shipping the little computer […]

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VIA APC: A $49 Android computer with an ARM11 CPU

VIA Technologies is entering Raspberry Pi territory with its latest product — the APC. It’s a $49 barebones computer designed to run Google Android. The system includes a processor, memory, storage, and a range of ports for connectivity — but no case. You can slip the Neo-ITX system board into a computer case designed for […]

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VIA launches 8850, 8950 chips for Android tablets

A few years ago Chinese tablets with low power VIA 8650 ARM9 processors were all the rage… in China at least. But Rockchip, Telechips, and Allwinner have largely dominated the market lately thanks to faster Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A9 processors. Now VIA subsidiary WonderMedia has two new A9 chips to offer: The 800 MHz WM8950 and the […]

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VIA ships fewer x86 processors in 2011, holds onto distant 3rd place

VIA Technologies isn’t exactly a household name, but the Taiwanese company is the third largest maker of x86 processors for notebook, desktop, and server computers. But it’s a distant third place, with VIA capturing just about 0.1 percent of the market in the last quarter of 2011. Researchers at IDC have released their latest report on […]

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VIA sells S3 graphics to HTC

HTC has agreed to pay $300 million to acquire S3 Graphics from chip-maker VIA (although more than half of that money will go to WTI, a private investment firm). S3 makes graphics solutions for desktop and notebook computers as well as embedded products. Since VIA bought the graphics company 10 years ago, most VIA processors […]

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WonderMedia unveils PRIZM WM8710 chip for low-end tablets

High performance tablet and smartphone chips from NVIDIA, Samsung, and Qualcomm get a lot of attention these days, but they’re not the only games in town. VIA subsidiary WonderMedia has just introduced a new 800 MHz ARM11 chip which isn’t going to knock the Tegra 2 chip off its high horse anytime soon, but it’s […]