Taipei, Taiwan, 23 May 2006 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced top-to-bottom chipset solutions supporting the transition to socket AM2 by AMD (NYSE: AMD). To accommodate the latest platform features and rising system bandwidth requirements, AMD’s transition to socket AM2 will enable a new wave of innovation on AMD64 based systems featuring AMD Virtualization and high-performance DDR2 memory. Supporting this transition, VIA offers a wide range of chipset solutions that are fully compatible with socket AM2 platforms, including the VIA K8M890, ideal for Windows Vista(tm)-ready systems, and the VIA K8T900 performance chipset with dual X8 PCI Express support.

“VIA is proud to continue our strong collaboration with AMD and support their continued leadership with the acclaimed line of AMD Athlon(tm) 64 and AMD Sempron(tm) processors,” commented Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc.