Feeds

Via claims 348 per cent sales rise in March

Chipset business thrives, lawyers will get paid

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Taiwanese chip firm Via said today that its net sales for last month amounted to $84 million (NT$ 2.57 billion). The firm claimed that is an increase, compared to March 1999, of 348 per cent, while net sales grew 218 per cent for its first three months, compared to the same quarter last year. Total net sales for Q1 2000 amounted to $184 million, while Q1 1999 saw its chipset sales deliver just over $58 million. Intel considers Via to be a potent threat to its own chipset business, with senior Intel VP Pat Gelsinger telling The Register last year that his company was "paranoid" about the firm. Via and Intel are currently engaged in litigation around the world over alleged patent infringements. So while Via continues to increase its sales, lawyers for the firm are likely to be rubbing their hands in glee. The bills are sure to be paid by both sides, and lawyers rarely lose. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
prev story

Whitepapers

10 ways wire data helps conquer IT complexity
IT teams can automatically detect problems across the IT environment, spot data theft, select unique pieces of transaction payloads to send to a data source, and more.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.