Dean Kent van Real World Technologies (Silicon Insider) heeft industry update gepost over de maand de gebeurtenissen in de afgelopen drie weken. Hier een stukje over de situatie met de VIA KX133 chipset:
As mentioned in the last update, VIA has not been anxious to produce the KX133 chipset, apparently for two reasons. The first is that they saw a window of opportunity in releasing a 133MHz capable chipset with AGP 4x before Intel, and the second being an uncertainty about whether they want to continue strongly supporting AMD when they now have their own processor line in development. Though the KX133 was originally planned for October, it has been pushed back until 'sometime' in Q1 '00.
Our sources have indicated that VIA would actually prefer to not make the KX133 at all, but pressure from FIC has kept it on the table. VIA has plans to aggressively improve their market position, and diverting resources to support the relatively small Athlon market is not attractive to them. One has to wonder, however, if the Intel lawsuit may change VIA's attitude and cause them to put some resources on the chipset to get it out more quickly.
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