Taiwan: VIA Trinity to Enable HD for Mini-Notebooks

As many as 14 million mini-notebooks could be shipped in the next year.

Processor maker VIA Technologies said it is launching a new 3-chip silicon platform (codename: VIA Trinity) designed to enhance HD performance levels in a wide array of compact and ultra-compact devices and systems—notably mini-notebook PCs.

Somewhat ironically, the requirements for higher-capacity system resources are growing dramatically for such options as HD imaging, video streaming, game graphics, online content and other demands as devices such as laptops, smart phones and MP3-like units grow smaller (and thinner).

Taipei, Taiwan-based VIA Technologies said its Trinity platform will meet all the required performance demands of larger systems, using much less “board real estate” than traditional 4-chip platforms.

As many as 14 million mini-notebooks (usually 9 inches diameter and smaller) could be shipped in the next year, according to various analysts, which is nearly 15 times greater than last year.

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