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Computer manufacturers who are the leaders in computer industry are even known as the giants amongst the suppliers of OEM. However remain anonymous to all the computer users. This is the actual case with the Taiwan based VIA Technologies. This computer manufacturer based in Taiwan offers a foundation of low power processors, motherboards, logic chipsets and system integrators all over the world. It even offers wide variety of improved silicon solutions to the original device manufacturers. Even though VIA Technologies is at present based in Taiwan, it was initially established in United States in the year 1987 and then it shifted to Taiwan in the year 1992. This move allowed VIA Technologies build a very powerful relationship in the developing Information Technology taking hold the Countries like China and Taiwan.

The first and foremost achievement for VIA Technologies came after it began manufacturing personal computer logic chipsets and later extended to some of the other related areas. By the year 1999, VIA Technologies were among the first manufacturers to effectively execute the Personal Computer 133 CD RAM which is a memory device for the AMD Athlon and Intel Pentium III processors. After few years, VIA Technologies began adding few other devices which include the DDR SDRAM for all their main processors. In the year 1999 VIA Technologies purchased two divisions of Centaur and Cyris processors from IDT and National Semiconductors. These two divisions placed VIA Technologies in the business of microprocessors. Since then all the processors from VIA Technologies were widely known for its compact size and power efficiency.

VIA Technologies then entered into the field of graphics by collaborating with SONIC Blue. This collaboration allowed VIA Technologies to add high performance graphic accelerators and capabilities into its computer logic chipsets. However, in the year 2002, VIA Technologies formed a new division of VIA Telecom after acquiring the designing team from Logic, the CDMA 2000. This new division of VIA Technologies is an affiliate which is situated in California and focuses in the industry of 3D telecommunications. Since then, VIA Technologies has tried to expand its expertise which includes the new technologies of communication and networking with products like network controllers. As, VIA Technologies included graphics into its computer logic chipsets, it went on to use the same method for these new technologies as well.

By 2008, VIA Technologies did reach a new landmark with the introduction of new products which used VIA Isaiah Architecture. Till today, VIA Technologies has been firmly established itself a perfect platform in the computer industry. VIA peripherals, VIA video displays, VIA vinyl audio, VIA networking, VIA embedded, VIA graphics, VIA main boards, VIA chipsets and VIA processors are some of the products that have been manufactured by VIA Technologies. Within these products there are several silicon solutions which include chipsets, processors, switches, codec, encode, controllers and transmitters. Moreover, VIA Technologies is leading its way with VIA Padlock Security that integrates military encrypted technology with the hardware based security resolution to fight some of the latest security threats in the computers.

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