VIA and Nvidia: Ultramobile VN Platform

NVidia and VIA Technologies are working on a new platform, the VN Platform, targeted towards smaller laptops and UMPCs, and competing against Intel’s nettop, netbook and Mobile Internet Device (MID) initiatives. It will use VIA’s existing C7 CPUs, as well as VIA C8 CPUs, and combine it with NVidia chipsets.

Products using the VN platform are expected to show up in the first few months of 2009, at the earliest.

Currently, VIA’s C7 CPUs are used in such devices as the 8.9″ HP 2133 Mini-Note PC and the 7″ Everex CloudBook, and so they have a proven track record of the CPU appealing to some manufacturers.

Source: DigiTimes