Taipei, Taiwan, 2 June 2008 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of ultra-mobile, power efficient x86 processor platforms, proudly announced today that the VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design has won the impressive Computex Taipei design and innovation Gold Award for 2008.

Event organizers Computex Taipei and the Taiwan Design Center selected iF International Forum Design GmbH to preside over the award ceremony, with an international jury comprising experts in industrial design judging the 139 entries on the basis of their technology, innovation, design and international sales potential.

“VIA is extremely pleased to receive this prestigious award for design and innovation,” commented Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “It certainly validates our efforts to take the VIA OpenBook to the next level of style and customization.”