VIA quitting the third-party motherboard business

via_logo Looks like the motherboard business has lost its luster for VIA. Custom PC is reporting that VIA "sees no future in making chipsets for third parties such as Intel and AMD."

A VIA rep said that one of the main reasons the company moved into the processor business was because it saw the third-party chipset business becoming less important against providing a complete all-in-one platform.

This move is a little surprising as VIA has been a pretty big player in the motherboard market but we’re seeing more and more complete platform offerings nowadays, so the tides seem to be turning. There are still plenty of third-party motherboard manufacturers to pick up the slack, although it’s interesting to see some of those companies getting into building things like netbooks — companies like ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI come to mind.

[via Slashdot]