VIA introduce Nano-ITX at Computex
September 24, 2003
VIA CEO and President Wen-chi Chen announced today that the Nano-ITX platform would be launched before the end of 2003. Chen was speaking at the VIA Technology Forum 2003 (VTF), currently underway in Taipei, Taiwan. After reviewing the success achieved by the Mini-ITX form factor in its brief 18-month existence, Chen introduced the new platform, describing it as "the shape of things to come" (though perhaps that should have been the "size of things to come"..?)
The Nano-ITX platform measures just 120mm by 120mm (4.7 x 4.7in).
The secret of Nano-ITX is the Nano-BGA (Ball Grid Array) package, which has allowed VIA to squeeze a 1Ghz C3 CPU into just 15mm square. VIA states that the Nano-ITX form-factor "is ideally suited for the next generation of smaller, quieter, digitally intelligent home, office, mobile, industrial and commercial devices". We need hardly point out that it's also ideally suited to letting their engineers do even cooler projects after a hard day's work. But we digress. Nobody would possibly want to do that.
We know exactly what you're thinking - what does it look like? Well, since we couldn't make it to Computex this year, we only have this photo to show you. So we're going to throw caution to the wind and offer a glorious case badge bounty to the first reader to send us a *decent* picture (that's a picture of the Nano-ITX, smart guy). There's also a prize for the most convincing fake photo...
Read about VIA's "Dawn of Digital Intelligence" (apparently...)
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