History of VIA Epia motherboard

Posted on Monday, February 19 2007 @ 06:25:03 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
VIA Arena published an article about the history of VIA Epia motherboards.

Here's a short snip:
It was November 2001 when VIA first showed off a new revolutionary design for a motherboard. There were other small form factors before the Mini-ITX, but the design centered around a high level of integration and a fanless embedded processor. It captured the imagination of the industry. When the first commercial Mini-ITX boards, the VIA EPIA mainboard series debuted five years ago in February 2002, they were the smallest full function x86 mainboards ever launched. VIA EPIA has allowed x86 architecture to become a versatile platform that has seeped into various market segments. In fact a great deal of the embedded market now relies on the Mini-ITX form factor. Mini-ITX has also been enjoyed by case modders as well as developers of application specific PCs such as in-car and in-the-lounge room designs. It all started with ... VIA's acquisition of Centaur...