VIA heeft grootse plannen in het low-end CPU segment, zo bericht EETimes:
Via Technologies Inc. has laid out its grand plans for its recently acquired CPU makers: the Cyrix Corp. subsidiary of National Semiconductor Corp. and the Centaur subsidiary of Integrated Device Techology Inc.
And grand they are. "By 2001, we want to be the fabless Intel," said Wen-chi Chen, president of Via. "We will offer our own low-cost integrated CPU-core logic-graphics solution in 2000." For now, CPUs will continue to be made by current fab partners such as National Semiconductor.
"In the future, we plan on using Taiwanese fabs such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. [TSMC] and United Microelectronics Corp. [UMC]," said Chen. "Our business model is to use the efficiencies and low cost of the fabless design house-foundry production model in order to compete very effectively in the low-cost PC market."