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VIA Defines Pico-ITX Form Factor, the World's Smallest x86 Mainboard

| Motherboards News | Posted: Apr 20, 2007 12:08 am

VIA have announced their tiny VT6047 Pico-ITX form factor reference mainboard design today, this thing measuring just 10cm x 7.2cm (more than 75% smaller then Mini-ITX).

 

The wee little board is designed to work with VIAs energy efficient C7 or fanless Eden processors. For full details on it have a read of the PR here, or check out the product page on VIAs website.

 


Taipei, Taiwan, 19 April 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA VT6047 Pico-ITX form factor reference design, the smallest full-featured x86 mainboard in the industry designed for a new world of ultra compact embedded PC systems and appliances.

 

The Pico-ITX form factor is the latest advance in VIA's proven record on platform miniaturization. The Mini-ITX mainboard, at 17cm x 17cm, which recently celebrated its 5th anniversary as an industry standard form factor with wide market adoption, was followed by the Nano-ITX form factor at 12cm x 12cm, exactly 50% of the size of the Mini-ITX. Now, the Pico-ITX, at 10cm x 7.2cm and 50% of the size of the Nano-ITX form factor, truly embodies VIA's "Small is Beautiful" technology design strategy of shrinking the form factor to drive the x86 platform into ever smaller systems and whole new device categories.

 

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