Next year VIA is going to aim at the UMPC market. The company expects a solid growth in this segment in 2007.
Chen also indicated that 2008 and 2009 will be a turning point for VIA in the UMPC market. The company's UMPC business will see explosive growth during 2008 and 2009, said Chen.
VIA showcased two UMPCs, which use VIA's C7-M 1GHz processor at a press event in Taiwan today and Chen said there will be more VIA-based UMPCs available in the market next year. The global market for UMPCs will reach 130 million units next year, Chen estimated.
There's also a rumour about a possible cooperation between VIA and HTC on creating UMPCs.