VIA Announces Support from Industry Leader for PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Implementation

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Taipei, Taiwan, December 8 2004, – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced support from networking industry leader Broadcom to provide PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet with the VIA K8T890 Series of chipsets.


As data transfer requirements become ever higher, the market is making the transition from 10/100 to Gigabit Ethernet for optimal performance. Through PCI Express x1 connections the VIA K8T890 chipset enables optimal Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with 250MB/s bandwidth per direction, satisfying even the most intense data transfer requirements.

Working together with leading networking technology provider, Broadcom, VIA and its motherboard partners offer market leading Gigabit Ethernet solutions featuring comprehensive driver support, extensive feature sets, and high speed robust performance.

„For the K8T890 Series of chipsets VIA felt that offering Gigabit Ethernet support through the PCI Express x1 interfaces was the optimal solution for our motherboard partners and users,“ commented Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. „By offering Gigabit Ethernet through the PCI Express x1 connections, we give our motherboard partners flexibility to choose ideal solutions for their platforms such as from networking industry leader Broadcom, who enables solutions with exceptional performance and solid features.“

„Through joint validation and delivery of the PCI Express interface, Broadcom is able to unleash the full performance of our NetXtreme(tm) and NetLink(tm) Gigabit Ethernet controllers on VIA-based motherboards,“ commented Greg Young, Senior Director and General Manager for Broadcom’s High Speed Controller Line of Business. „Together with VIA’s leading chipset solutions we are offering an exceptional PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet solution for today’s demanding users.“