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Despite of claims regarding great interest in Intel Atom-based platforms, Nvidia Corp. is still interested to power netbooks based on central processing units designed by Via Technologies. Apparently, the company intends to unveil Via Nano-supporting core-logic and Ion platform in 2009.

Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of Nvidia, said in an interview with DigiTimes web-site that Nvidia would launch Ion platform that supports Via Technologies’ Nano microprocessors.

It is interesting to note that Nvidia and Via have already demonstrated a platform very similar to current GeForce 9400M (Ion Platform) in terms of capabilities – DirectX 10, DDR2/DDR3 memory controller and a rich set of other features. What Nvidia plans to introduce in 2009 is a mystery at the moment.

Nvidia and Via have been discussing partnership in the netbook market since early 2009, but back in November, 2008, Nvidia and Via decided to cancel the pact due to unknown reasons.

Via Technologies, which has failed to make its Nano processors in a little less than a year popular, is definitely interested in support of industry-known Nvidia. Meanwhile, it almost clear that Nvidia has not succeeded in becoming a vendor of high-end chipsets for Intel Atom processors.

Via Technologies did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Nvidia, Via, Nano, Intel, Geforce, Nforce

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The problem for Via is they want far too much money for the CPU's
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