An interesting report over at Digitimes, quoting a Chinese tech news source, claims that VIA accounts for as much as 10-15% of the technology shipped in netbooks through 2008.  That’s pretty much all there is to the news – but I am personally surprised to see this number so high and yet VIA’s profits have continued to fall into the red over the last sevaral quarters. 

VIA Trinity Platform Components

Other reported information in the same news post claims that VIA is planning on seeing technological advantages of a 30% smaller die size and 33% lower power consumption for upcoming CPUs in 2009.

VIA’s platform will account for 10-15% of the total netbook shipments this year, according to a Chinese language Apply Daily report cited sources at VIA.

Power saving is VIA’s major direction for CPU development continuing into next year; the company’s CPU size and power consumption were reduced by 30% and 33%, respectively in 2008, and the company expects the values to see further drops of 25% and 41% in 2009, added the paper.