Surprisingly unsuccessful: Via Nano

When it was announced, released, back in the other year, the Via Nano (x86) CPU had so much potential:

  • 64bit (x86-64, AMD64, Intel EM64T, …)
  • VT (Virtualization Technology) extension (ok, unfinished in the early silicon, said to be in the 3rd stepping)
  • quite power efficient, yet reasonable performance

Too bad they somehow did not manage to get into the market. Very strange given that the Taiwan company (Via) is located exactly where most of the devices are actually manufactured (Taiwan, China). On the other hand even the way bigger AMD struggles to gain in the ultra-portable, mobile market.

I guess Intel is just too established, pressuring, buying the manufactures.

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