VIA announced a net loss of NT$1.44 billion (US$45.01 million) for the first half of 2010, compared to a net loss of NT$786 million in the year before.
DigiTimes reports the firm plans to introduce new 40nm dual-core Nano processors by the end of the year, these parts are manufactured on TSMC's 40nm process and should help to reduce loses and swing to a profit in 2011.
The new dual-core chips will feature frequencies of up to 2GHz, VIA's 1333MHz V4 Bus, 2MB L2 cache, and a 20W TDP. These chips are mainly aimed at the notebook market.
Interestingly, VIA also announced it's working on quad-core Nano processor, this chip will be bundled with the new VN11 chipset, which supports DirectX 11. Unfortunately, the quad-core Nano isn't expected until the end of 2011.