VIA merges CPU division and VPSD
VIA Technologies plans to combine VIA Platform Support Division (VPSD) and
CPU division to better utilize internal resources, according to sources. When
the restructuring will be completed is not known, sources added.
As everybody knows, VIA set up the VPSD division in 2001 to sell own-brand
motherboards to promote its Pentium 4-supporting chipsets while a legal dispute
between the company and Intel was taking place. However, after the resolution
between the two companies in April of this year, industry observers believed
VIA’s VPSD division would become increasing less important for the company.
However, as VIA moves away from producing Socket 370-based CPUs towards embedded
CPU designs, cooperation between the two divisions has grown significantly,
and full integration is now needed.
VIA sold two million processors in 2002, and estimates it will sell six million
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