VIA vs. Intel: Some Background

Here’s a link to an interesting article in the San Francisco Chronicle that gives a little background on the battle between Intel and VIA Technologies as they work to get their chips into your ultra-portable device. Taking the tack that Intel’s Atom chipset is aimed squarely at VIA’s efforts to produce low energy consumption chips, the article casts VIA as the underdog in what is sure to be an intiguing and (let’s hope) competitive battle. Worth a read.