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Old 30th January 2004, 14:48   #1
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Effortless LVDS and RBG panel connector support for VIA EPIA mainboards slashes development time for European flat panel device makers

Taipei, Taiwan and Milan, Italy, 20 January 2004 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced a new range of complete flat panel development kits for the VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard series by Milan-based ECC Elettronica, a member of the pan-European Abacus Group and a leading distributor of electronic components and display solutions. With extensive support for key flat panel connectors, the ECC kits shorten the development cycle and simplify the design of innovative lifestyle computing and display devices.

The new customized development kits provide a choice of VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard and fully compatible flat panel, eliminating expensive and time-consuming compatibility testing of various panels by system builders and enabling an increasingly diverse range of innovative VIA EPIA Mini-ITX based digital display devices to be brought to market more quickly, such as information display systems in shops, kiosks and public places, all-in-one TV PCs, and car entertainment and navigation systems.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with ECC Elettronica in bringing these innovative development kits for our VIA EPIA mainboards to the European market,” said Michal Lisiecki, European Marketing Manager of VIA Europe. “A growing number of our customers are choosing to use integrated displays in their infotainment devices, so by removing the considerable compatibility testing obstacle, we are giving them a great head-start in their development of high quality, small form factor flat panel devices.”

“VIA EPIA Mini-ITX and LVDS solution provides a very valuable addition to our product line, offering our customers fast, easy and cost-effective implementation of flat panel systems”, said Domenico Donati, CEO of ECC Elettronica. “Thanks to the highly-integrated mainboard from VIA we are able to offer our customers a complete display solutions, substantially reducing time-to-market and development costs.”

The ECC development kits can be customized according to the specific requirements of the system builder, based on the various configurations of the VIA EPIA M, CL, TC and MII Series Mini-ITX mainboards with either the fanless VIA Eden™ ESP or highly efficient VIA C3™ processor, and a selection of high quality flat panels from 6.4" VGA, through 10,4" VGA RGB, 10.4" SVGA and XGA, 12.1" SVGA and XGA, 15.0" XGA, to large-screen 17" and 18" SXGA. The appropriate cabling is also included in each kit.

For more information on pricing and distribution of this customizable range of flat panel development kits, please contact ECC Elettronica SpA at or phone: +3902 90 39 71.

About the VIA EPIA Mini-ITX Mainboards With Optional LVDS/RGB Connectors

The VIA EPIA Mini-ITX series of mainboards with optional LVDS or RGB connectors are a range of highly integrated, low profile and quiet digital infotainment platforms with unparalleled connectivity and digital video/audio features on a low power platform. Measuring a mere 17cm by 17cm, the native x86 based VIA EPIA mainboards are compatible with all recent Microsoft® Windows® and a variety of Linux operating systems.

In addition to the power efficient VIA C3 or fanless VIA Eden ESP processor, these VIA EPIA mainboards feature the VIA CLE266 chipset with integrated Unichrome™ 2D/3D graphics that includes an embedded MPEG-2 accelerator for smooth DVD playback. The user's digital media experience is further enhanced by support for VIA Vinyl™ Audio that ensures a rich overall entertainment experience. With the sizable memory bandwidth of DDR266 SDRAM and the high data transfer speeds of ATA/133, the VIA EPIA mainboards ensure the high performance levels required of today's most popular digital media and productivity applications. The latest in high-bandwidth connectivity can also be supported with IEEE 1394 and USB 2.0 connections, as well as S-Video and RCA TV-Out (NTSC & PAL) and 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet on certain models. Additionally, the VIA EPIA MII and TC offer optional CardBus Type I/Type II and CompactFlash slots while the VIA EPIA CL includes four COM ports and two LAN ports.

For more information about these VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboards, please visit the following VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard websites:

VIA EPIA M-Series:,

VIA EPIA CL-Series:,

VIA EPIA TC-Series: and

VIA MII-Series:
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