Many believe SiS is officially going to exit the chipset market, as the firm hasn't introduced a new chipset for more than a year, but the firm says it will continue to ship products based on demand from its customers.
SiS has not introduced advanced or even mainstream chipsets for AMD Phenom processors or Intel Core 2 chips that feature 1333MHz processor system bus despite of the fact that the company has all appropriate licenses. To make the matters worse, the company has lost a massive chunk of the market to companies like Advanced Micro Devices, Intel Corp. and Nvidia Corp.
According to some reports, SiS “switched profession to TV chips” from PC chipsets sometimes back in Q1 2008, which explains the lack of new core-logic sets from the company. However, some other reports from Taiwan, quoted Silicon Integrated Systems as indicating that it will keep “shipping its PC chipsets products based on client demand with availability extending until 2011” and that the company “will turn its focus” to the development of I/O controllers, which are also known as south bridges, since there will be no need for graphics and memory controller hubs (GMCHs, or north bridges) once both Intel and AMD have memory controllers as well as graphics cores inside processors.