VIA transfers assets to FIC
DigiTimes is reporting that VIA is transferring its Platforms Solutions Division's assets to FIC. The move does not mean that VIA is getting out of the chipset business, but FIC will be taking over the production of its Pentium 4-based motherboards. VIA created the PSD division to supply motherboards based on VIA's Pentium 4 chipsets while a legal battle raged between Intel and VIA over rights to the Pentium 4 bus.
Apparently, VIA wants its Platform Solutions Division to concentrate on the EPIA product line. Curiously, VIA's Pentium 4-based motherboard line has traditionally outsold the EPIAs by almost a 2:1 margin, but that could change as the EPIA line picks up additional features and faster processors.